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I VOU LXXX. No. 8 



NEW YORK CITY, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7. 1925 



64 PAGES 



SAD STORY OF JULIA BRUNS 



GRAND OPERA CO'S. INGLORIOUS 
FINISH AT DETROIT-2 NIGHTS 



I, 



llina Morgana Refuted to Appear Without Salary 
Check — Wretched Performance Followed — 
Chorus Girls Remain Unpaid 



Detroit. Oct. 6. 

The International Grand Opera 
Company embracing many of the 
big vocal stars of the country ended 
« brief and inglorious existence 
her« after a vain attempt to give 
th« city a season of grand opera. 
Most of the big artists have returned 
to New York without the fat checks 
promised In their contracts. Others 
are still trying to collect. 

Mrs. Floyd Locke Smith, mana- 
ger of the enterprise has returnc 1 
to her home in Columbus to at- 
tempt to raise funds 'cr the rescue 
•f the ballet, stranded here. 

The company opened its season 
last Thursday at Orchestra Hall 
With ''Aida." From the very first 
4tfflculties presented themselves. On 
the opening night little of the 
scenery had arrived and it was dis- 
covered at the last moment five 
(Continued on page 24) 



STORY TRUST IS 

SOUGHT AFTER 

BY HEARST 



"Buy Everythina"~YelU 

Against "Monopolies'* 

in His Papers 



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^William R. Hearst has decided to 
••come a one-man "trust" in story 
Mling for moving picture material, 
^"•om his ranch on the Pacific 
Coaat Hearst haa sent Instructions, 
(Continued on page 34) 



Automat Banquet 



Billy Jerome, the veteran 
songwriter, celebrated his 60th 
birthday Sept. 80 in a novel 
banquet at the midtown Auto- 
mat. Billy gathered about him 
a dozen of his old cronies and 
distributed a fiock of nickels 
to the guests for the repaat. 

The vet. songsmith states 
he's going to tack a Junior onto 
his name and go into the song- 
writing business once aga*n. 



COMPETITION IN 

CABARET BET 

ISTERRIHC 



Night Club Thing Over- 

Worked — House Parties 

—No "Big Checks' 



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Too much competition is the bane 
of the cabaret- bu.slness jnst now 
in J^Jew York. With- sa..ti*any new 
places operating, each is detracting 
from the other and those who had 
been doing sensational business in 
the past are now drawing meager 
trade. A poor draw today is not a 
(Continued from page «) 



BmiimNT UREER 




DRUC HIIIIIT 



Promising Leading Woman 
on Broadway with Social 
Standing and Wealth, 
Now Held Under Bail on 
Grand Larcency Charge — 
Admits Narcotics. Brought 
About Downfall — Lived 
on Fashionable Sutton 
Place in Home Purchased 



IS NOT YET THIRTY 



Julia Bruns, a f<w seasons ago 
one of the most promising young 
leading women on Broadway, and 
rated by James Montgomery Flagg 
as the most beauti''ul girl in Amer- 
ica, will answer thi.«i week to a 
charge of grand larceny in connec- 
tion with the disappearance of some 
$500!) In jewels rnJ clothes belong- 
ing to Mrs. J. T. Smith, of Chicago, 
who lived at MiM Bruns' house, 
29 Sutton nla^e. 

Tiie charge i.s being prea.sed by 
L.t. Marsh. U. S. N., who also re- 
sided at the Sut;on place house, 
which is In an exclusive neighbor- 
hood, surrounded by homes of mil- 
lionaires. Twice freed, she was re- 
arrested and held in jail, until a 
<^olored bondsman fumU-fhed secu- 
rity for her release. 

While in custody. Mi.sn Bruns 
(Continued on page 21 1 



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OPERA'S BARITONE, 25 

The leading baritone of the Chi- 
^Bo Opera this year will be Robert 
Steele, a youngster of 25. who will 
°ebut In November in "11 Ballo 
Masjchera." by Verdi. 

Steele is an American slncrcr ami 
•ne Of tho few to attain fame in 
Opera at .such an early age. He 
■ani? In Italy last year and following 
reports of his work there, was en- 
Sagcd. 



SHUBERTS BROADCASTING 

Experimenting With WJZ— "Stu- 
dent Prince" Firtt Try. 



The Shuberts and WJZ (Radio 
Corp. of America) have arrar^.-d 
for a .scries of experimental bro.ul- 
cn.itini? of Shubert production.s from 
tliat .station. 

"The Student Prince" Is men- 
tioned as the first show U» 1*e 
radiated which is .surprisiner in vl»w 
of the fi) iuag<Ts' pecgjit rcqucwt to 
tli<» Amcrir in .'^ociot^' of ComposjTs. 
Authors and l'ul)Ii.shers. arlin;,' 
through Harms, Inc.. niu.sic |>ul>- 
lishers tint tlie "Prince" song*. I'C 
restricted from the ether. 



3,500 EXTRAS 
IN "BEN-HUR 



Los Angeles, Oct. 6. 

Mefro-Ooldwyn shot their big 
"Ben-Hur" circus Mazinius scene 
on the 8|>ecial .set, ereited out.side 
of the studio proper, Saturday. 

The largest number of i)i('ture 
extras ever used on one day in a 
picture, 3,000, ai)peared. Around 
the set one Wa.s lmi)re.><aed I'V the 
atmosi)herf>, such as is around the 
»t ife fair gronml.s on the bi^r dixy. 

The chariot race was the big 
Hrene, shot with 12 'liariot.s drawn 
by four liorHes each. 

Th"* e^lra.s were all planted In 

the var .lus stamlH and paid from 

>.1 t'l $10 !>«*r day. with the total 

p.iyroll ai'ound $20,000 oa tlie- day. 

(Continued on pu^e }4) 



CRITICS' BOX SCORE 



The key to the abbreviation* it: 8R (shows reviewed; R (right); 
W (wrong); O (no opinion expressed); Pet. (percentage). 

. * ' SCORE OF OCTOBER 3 

SR R , W O Pet. 

WOOLLCOTT ("World") 7 6 1 357 

GABRIEL ("Sun") 12 10 2 . . .833 

MANTLE ("News") 14 11 3 ,. .78e 

WINCH ELL ("Graphic") 12 9 3 .. ' .750 

VREELAND ("Telegram") 4 3 1 .750 

HAMMOND ("Herald-Tribune") .11 8 2 1 .727 

ANDERSON ("Post") 12 8 4 .666 

"TIMES" 17 11 4 2 .647 

DALE ("American") « 14 9 4 1 ..648 

OSBORN ("Evening World") 13 7 3 8 .538 

RATHBUN ("Sun") 4 2 2 .500 

VARIETY'S OWN SCORE _ 

SR R W O Pot. 

VARIETY (Combined) 17 15 2 



HRST CRITICAL BOX SCORE 



t)N EARLY SEASON'S ROPS 



Woollcott ("World") Leading— Gabriel ("Sun") 
Second — Two in Tie for Fourth Place — All 
.Critics Grouped Without Specification « 



DEMAND CONES 

FORNATIVF.- 

MADEFILM 



Czecho<^loTakia v Earticu- 

larly Wants Pictures 

With Home Players 



Variety Bureau, 
Washington, Oct. 6. 
The cornering of the foreign mar- 
ket in motion pictures is set down 
fis no loitKei comiiig under tlie head 
of "news." However, in Czeeho- 
Slovakla the home product in the 
(Continued on page 34) 



The first critics' box score of the 
new sea«on Is based upon the 17 
plays which have premleced and 
tlivvered since the season's inaug- 
ural, August 3. Jietween that date 
and October 3, 45 legitimate attrac- 
tions made their bow on Broadway. 
Koliowing Its former custom Variety 
compiles its score at this earl^ date 
exclusively on the shows which have 
(Continued on page 20) 



DDHE MUSEUM - 
ON 42D STREET 



'VAMETY" IN DEFT. STORE 

Chicago, Oct. 6. 

Quite by accident a local staff 
member saw "Variety" displ.-iyod for 
sale in .Marshall F.eM & C'>mi)ariy. 
the larg"Ht department .store in the 
city. 

Inquiry brought out the store hah 
K-en carrying •■N'.iriely ' for a loni,' 
time, ordering it through a di-m.inil 



A museum filled with Coney Island 
freaks has opened at 2.10 WcHt 42d 
street, beneath the Murray Cham- 
bers, between the Harris and Bl- 
llnge theatres. A baiiyhofi hand, a 
lecturer and the Island bu.siiie.ss i« 
used to di-aw trade. 

The lessees have taken the placA 
(Continued on page 4) 



OSTUMEC 

* GOWNS "UNIFORMS C^ 



9 

FOP EVERVBOCV WHO IS ANVBOOy 
I ON THE STA6E OR Sa»a..O«lUSIVE «- 
} DfSIGNS By •iADiNG Sryi£ (H^EATORS 

D I^OOKS NEW yORK 

— — *L»0 15000 COSTi;m«S to tWT " 



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VARIETY'S LONDON OF«riCE 

8 St. Martin's Place, Trafalgar Square 



Frk D 17 I r* M CABLE ADDRESS, VARIETY. LONDON 
^J~_____' 2096-3199 Regent Wednesd^. October 7, 1925 



"ARTISTS AND MODELS" TITLE 
PROTECTED FOR SHUBERTS 



Injunction Issued in Washington Against "Brown 
Skin Artists and Models" — Brazen Lift Brings 
Sweeping Restraining Order 



Washint^ton, Oct. (. 

What is believed to l>« one of 
the most ilrastic injunctions, due 
to its scope, yet handed down In 
the case of a lifted title, was that 
Issued late yesterday by Chief Jus- 
tice McCoy of the District Supreme 
Court when the chief ju^ce or- 
dcreil the local colored Howard the- 
atre, the New Vorit Amusement 
Co., George Tucker and Irvln C. 
Miller (named later) and all others 
connected with the "Brown-Skin 
Artists and Models" from using the 
Shubert title of "Artiste and 
Models," or the two words,' "artists 
and models," in any manner what- 
soever in their bathing programs 
and anywhere in the actual stage 
performance. 

The injunction, which, though 
when issued Monday was but a 
temporary one, had the court iti- 
dicating that he would make it 
permanent, followed the presenta- 
tion by Otto Schlobohm, the local 
attorney for the Shuberts of a ffiass 
of data that was clainied by the 
attorney to be an attempt *to realize 
on the established value of the 
Bhubert title. The bill for the in- 
junction set forth that the Shuberts 
had used the name "Artists and 
Models" since July 1, 1923. It also 
pointed out that the Shubert at- 
traction was booked to play Poli's 
the coming week, commencing Sun- 
day, Oct. 11. 

Among the exhibits presented be- 
fore Chief Justice McCoy were re- 
productions of photography of the. 
original white company which had' 



I adorned the lobby of the local col- 
ored theatre. One in particular b«- 
ing "Karolya" a featured daifber 
with the Shubert show. As the 
Howard is a colored theatre this was 
stressed upon by Schlobohm. The 
newspaper advertising, it was 
pointed out, depicted white models 
with the name "Artists and Models" 
in prominent relief while the words 
"brown-skin" was barely discern - 
able. This, It was shown, also ap- 
plied to all billing use^ by the col- 
oivd show. 

The i.«»suanoe of the court order 
followed two hours of argument 
with the colored theatre men claim- 
ing that as the Howard theatre was 
an establi.>ihed theatre for the colored 
race no harm could be done the 
Shubert attraction. This, however, 
was not recognized by the court 
who issued the order after but brief 
deliberation. ♦ 



The New Exodus 

London, Sept. 28. 

Farewell partlea are con- 
stantly being given by the Bo- 
hemians of '#ondon just now. 
So many actors, actresses, 
managers, authors and artists 
ar« leaving for New York 
that their departure consti- 
tutes a new Exodus. 

Th« fact Is beiiig comment- 
ed on In th« JEVeat £nd that 
America requliea only th« 
young blood of Ijondon and 
not the "old established 
firms." 



PARIS VAUDEVILLE 



It Is understood In Washington 
that the "Brown -Skin Artists and 
Models" is a production sponsored 
by Irvln Miller, brother of the come- 
dian of the same name who Is 
teamed with Lyies. The show is 
said to have tried out in Philadel- 
phia last week and is headed for 
New York. The paper used in con- 
nection with the show was all block 
with no lithos, having been posted 
in Washington. The paper w&s re- 
moved with Miller billing the shiA* 
after the issuance ofVhe court order 
as "Brown-Skin Revue." 

Local theatre men could not re- 
call another like case wherein a 
name was lifted so completely as in 
this present Instance. 



LONDON 



London, Sept. 28. 
Kvelyn Laye and Leslie Faber are 
the t'Ao stars engaged for the mus- 
ical version of 'Lilies of the Field," 
by John Hastings Turner and Harold 
Fraser Simpson. The Daniel M»yer 
-Co^jylll^Jri; this out the end of Oc- 
tober, bringing it to London in No- 
vember. 



• Annie Croft will be Evelyn Laye's 
successor at Daly's. She will prob- 
al>ly play the lead In "IJschi," by 
J'-an tlilltert (who composed "The 
<;irl in the Taxi" and "The Lady 
of the Rose"), which James White 
talks of producing. 



Sylil Thorndikc has acquired the 
rif-hts of a new play by Clemence 
l);>ne which she will produce in 
l.<nnilon .It the termination of her 
tour of "Saint Joan." 



ward the end-of October and after 
trips to I.,lveriK>ol and Folkestone 
will come to the West End. The 
cast Includes Ivan Berlin and 
C.eorge Turner as well as Huntley 
Wright. ■ 



Dion Bouclcault tfl arraTij^m^^nn 
Australian tour with a repertoire 
of Sir J. M. Barrie's plays. 



Lyn Hniding will set sail for the 
States at the end of his tour with 
"Ordeal" He will produce that 
piece in New York this winter. 



Series Postpones Mat. 

Pittsburgh Oct. 6. 
On account of the opening of the 
world's series tomorrow, the regu- 
lar Wednesday matinee at the 
Nixon will be given on Tuesday in- 
stead. The entire "Topey and Eva" 
company will take in the game. The 
"Duncan Sisters are having floral 
horseshoes made which they will 
present to "Bill" McKechnie. man- 
ager of the Pirates, and "Bucky" 
Harris, youthful pilot of the Sena- 
tors. 



A new play-producing unit Is the 
Creek Play Society which will pre- 
sint translations of the classics. 
Sybil Thorndlke. Robert Atkins and 
I'rofessor J. T. Sheppard are Inter- 
ested in the enterprise. 



Covent (iarden, TSvWri»te will pro- 
ceed to America and in the new 
year will visit Australia for 10 
weeks. A company of nearly 40 and 
Bcenery and costumes for 10 ballets 
will accompany her. 

"The florlUa'" has settled down at 
the New Oxford and has registered 
100 perfornjances. 



The llenulssance Theatre com- 
mences its autumn season at the 
S.ala Oct. 11, when "The White 
Devil" will be produced with a cast 
Including Viola Tree, Marie Ault, 
Laura Cowle and Esnie Percy. 
Edith Craig will produce. 



Huntley WriKht's new comedy 
will be produced at Southport to- 



NEW PABIS CABABETS 

Paris, Sept. 28. 

A cabaret situated In a recess of 
the musical hall and open after the 
regular show of the Moulin Rouge 
was Inaugurated by P. Foucret 
last week, under the nam.? of the 
Tlc-Tac. 

A cabaret under the Olympla 
music hall has also been opened 
This Is called the Mascotte. The 
show includes a short revue. 



OEMIER'S PET SCHEME 

Paris, Sept. 28. 

Firmln (ieniler, manager of the 
Odeon, is visiting Cermany with the 
idea of interesting Berlin directors 
in the formation of a league of the 
stage which would arrange an an- 
nual International conference among 
actors. 

After Berlin It Is expected Gemler 
will vi.slt other capitals to propose 
his |>et scheme. 



A Measage from Shore or Ship will guarantee a Room at 

THE PICCADILLY 

'" « WHERE ALL THE SHOW FOLK STOP 

Cable Address: PIQUDILLO. LONDON 



Paris. Sept. 28. 

Champs Elys««« Music Halt — 
Fakir Tahra Bey, Cornelius & Con- 
stance, General La Vine, Yost and 
Clady (clay modellers), Germain 
Aeros Duo; Pels Makers (acro- 
bats). Deify, Mrs. Walker's Girls, 
Jack Raymond's Jazz. 

Empire — Okito and fakir, Jovers 
(clowns), Peresoff Troupe, Marjal, 
Lys Gauty, Silver &. Forde, Nelly 
Rancy, Soga Trio. Lala & Newton, 
Mylos & Boullcot, Arlgon Allegris 
(acrobats). 

Olympia — Marcelle Allard, Three 
Jovers, Duncan's Dogs, Paquita 
Garson (Spanish dancer), Bronx 
Groves, Doumel, Jane Stick, Kuhn 
Brothers, B. W. Roberts, Mareski 
(violinist). El Senor Tito (dancer), 
Jean Horam. Three Gollems. 

Moulin Rouge — Revue '"Mleux 
que Nue"), with Biscot; Edmonde 
Guy, Van Duren, Berley. Oy-R«. 
Baldinl, Devilder, G. Damy, Jeneys. 
Drean, Hermanos Williams Duo. 
Gertrude Hoffmann's 16 girls. 
Argentina (Spanish dancer). 



REAL AND PERSONAL PROPERTY 
ASSESSMENTS IN N. Y. FOR '25 



AMERICANS ABROAD 



In making public New York clty'.^ 
assessments on real and personal 
estate for 1926, the Board of Taxes 
I And Assessments announced the 
largest single Jump in property val- 
uation since 1897. Amazing leaps 
In valuation of hotels and theatres 
were recorded, while the figures 
showed a large Increase in personal 
a«ses.sment8, with several new 
names appearing. 

"Nuissessnients of Interest to the 
show business are: 

Personal Assessments 

Felix Adier $1,000 

John Barrymore... 30,000 

Lionel Barrymore 30,000 

Nora Bayes 10,000 

Fannie Brice 50,000 

Catharine Calvert 26,000 

Rachael Crothers 10,000 

Walter Damrosch 80,000 

Marion Davies 50,000 

Jeanne Eagels 20,000 

Wa^ace Bddinger 30,000 

Leon E>roI ^. 20,000 

Rudolph Priml 20,000 

Galli-Curci ,... 30,000 

Hope Hampton 50,000 

Wm. R. Hearst -. 50,000 

Jascha Heifetz 20,00« 

AI Jolson . 30,000 

Otto H. Kahn 60,000 

Fritz Krelsler 40,000 

Wilton Lacknye 30,000 

Je.sse L. Lasky 7,500 

Joseph Leblang 50,000 

Mrs. Marcus Loew 100,000 

John McCormack 50,000 

Tom Meighan .' 100,000 

.Mrs. Clarise Nast 10,000 

O. L. ("Tex") Rlckard 10.000 

John Ringling 25,000 

Max St«uer..-. 10,000 

David Warrteld 2,500 

Personal assessmen s may be re- 
duced or removed by statements 
"swearing them off." 

Inc. OUT 

prev. year 



• Paris. Sept. 28. 
In Parts: Louis Hasselmane 
(conductor) and wife; Ina Bour- 
skaya (Metropolitan Opera); F. 
Scott Fitzgerald (author); David 
Sturgls (playwright); Mrs. Rudolph 
Valentino (formerly Winifred 
Hudnut). •, 



Earl^ Askam Disturbed 

Peace and Mayor 

Paris, Sept. 29. 

Earle Askam of the Metropolitan 
Opera, New York, was arrested by 
the mayor of a small village near 
St. Germain en Laye on the charge 
of disturbing the peace. He will 
face trial at Versailles. 

While touring in an automobile 
Askam had an altercation with the 
owner of a restaurant, the local 
mayor taking the part of his vil- 
lage friend. During the ensuing 
discussion the American singer is 
accused of striking the official, who 
had him arrested and held until hail 
v/slb furnished. 

Former American Brewer 
Buys 3 Paris Cabarets 



Paris, September 28. 

Charles Falkenberg, formerly en- 
gaged In the brewery business in 
New York and at present represent- 
ing a London corporation, has se- 
cured the learsee of three cabaret- 
bars here. These are Teddy's, the 
Royal and the Quat'z-Arts. 

The name of the Teddy Bar Will 
be altered to Serge and reopens Oct. 
2, the others being ready a couple 
of weeks later. All three cabarets 
will be run on American lines. 



FOKINE IN SCANDINAVU 

Copenhagen, Sept. 27. 

Michel Foklne, Russian dancer, 
is here producing the ballet Pe- 
trouchka, by Stravinsky, at the 
Royal Opera. 

Mme. Vera Fokine Is not with 
the troupe, having loft for New 
York, where she ha.9 an engage- 
ment to filL 



Hurt in Auto Crash 

Paris, .Sept. 26. 
De Baroncclll, well known Fretich 
picture producer, met with a serious 
auto accident last week but will re- 
cover. 



$9,000 Cabaret Debut 

When the Dover Club, new. 
oprnrd in New York fh'» other 
evening its gross rereipis for 
the night were $9 000. 



MetroiM>liian J4,3o0,000 

Loew's State 4,275,000 

Criterion 3,730,000 

Strand 3,250,000 

Capitol 2,850,000 

Cohan 2,775,000 

Rialto 2,250,000 

Carnegie Hall 2,100,000 

Century 2.150,000 

Broadway 2,070,000 

Winter Garden.... 1,850,000 

Gaiety 1.700,000 

Apollo 1,610.000 

Jolson 1,570.000 

Rlvoli 1,480.000 

Knickerbocker 1,425,000 

Palace 1,420,000 

A.stor 1,400,000 

Columbia 1,370,000 

Casino 1,300.000 

Now Amsterdam.. 1.190,000 

Booth 1.300,000 

Lincoln Square... 1,200,000 

American 1.020,000 

■•4th Stf<'etwiN-r-,._L010.000 

niobe 970,000 

Ka rl Carroll 825.000 

Lvric 830,000 

Park 750,000 

OuiUl 7.10,000 

Imperial 73o,000 

Empire 720,000 

West Side 700,000 

Republic 66r>,000 

Hudson 660,000 

Lyceum 6fi:).000 

Helasco 620.000 

Eltin|?e ..-. , 620,000 

Music Box 6'.'0.flf»)0 

Ambassador 610,000 

.NatiotiaT 600,000 

Liberty 590,000 



55."),fl00 
490,000 
490,000 
475,000 
475,000 
47n,000 
470,000 
47-0,000 
470,000 
455.000 
445.000 



$300,000 
125,000 
150,000 
175,00w 
250,000 

25,000 
100,0011 
350,000 
125,000 
152,000 
275,000 

50,000 
100.000 
145.000 

40,000 

None 

75,000 

100,000 

70,000 

None 
20,000 
80,000 
50,000 
70,000 
70,000 
20,000 
125.000 
40,000 

None 
New 
55,000 
20,000 
New 
70,000 
40,000 
40.000 
25.000 
15,000 

None 
1-),000 
40,000 
30,000 
15,000 
10.000 

None 
15,000 
25,000 
20.000 
20.000 
15.000 
5.000 
LrOOO 
70,000 
30.000 
20,000 
20,000 
10,400 

None 
10.000 

5,000 

None 
10.000 
10.000 

.None 

5,000 



Miller 

48th St 

Pravhouse 

Ritz 

.Maxine Elliott. 

Cort 

Frazee 

Fulton 

Mot-osco 

Broadhurst .... 
Sam H. Harris. 

Longacre 440.000 

Plymouth 410,100 

Selwyn .«..., « 400,000 

Central . . .Ti'ri'.'^:' 395,000 

Klaw 395,000 

Vanderbllt 375,000 

Oimedy 370,000 

Bijou 310,000 

49th St .; 290.000 

Little 2S5.noo 

Belmont 230,000 

Punch and Judy,. 165,000 

Of the theatres Carnegie hall, with 
its gain of $350,000, showed the larg- 
est incre.Tse, while tlie Metropolitan 
opera house follows closely with n 
pain of $300,000. Of those as.sessed 
at under $1,000,000 the Karl Carroll, 
with an Increase of $12.'>,0OO, is aheaM 
of the Republic and Sam 11. Harris, 
both of which pained $70,000. No 
the.itre .isscHsment was ilecre.ised. 

The city's loaning: po\v.->r 1"^ ftaupcd 
by the total of nssesseil property. 
Brooklyn 

Inrrr.tsf 
ov»r 

PTTVl.lUS 

yur. 

Aliiee $2,400,000 ft;oo.noo 

.MetioiKililaji I.IIJ.'.OUO ItO.OOO 

l^>evv's Coney Island 

<ni'w> Sno, 000 • 550,000 

Iaxmv's <Jate« 600.00(1 ..None 

I'liinlor . .M( iM'd lO.ttuO 

Strand 650,000 "lO.ouo 



Albemarle 575,000 

New Brighton 425,000 

Republic 425,000 

Keeney's 450,000 

Montauk 325,000 

Majestic 340,000 

Keith's Prospect... 350.000 

Borough Park 375,000 

Greenpolnt 275,000 

Loew's Palace 275.000 

De Kalb 285,000 

Olympic 250,000 

Shubert 346,000 

Terminal (new)... 250,000 

Commodore 220,000 

Star 200,000 

Byon 200,000 

Fulton 200,000 

Beverly .., 185,000 

Coliseum 150,000 

Flatbu.sifS 250,000 

Colonhrr 296,000 

Kameo 320,000 

Ben.son 140,000 

The,.,Casino (burileKque) 
$225,000, is a decrease of $1,000 
New York Hotels (in Theatre Dis* 
trict) 

AIcAlpin ....$11,200,009 

Waldorf .; ^. 12,600,000 

Blltmore 11,000,000 

Commodore .,12,000 000 

Penn.sylvania 11,700,000 

f*'a^ 11.500,000 

Ritz-Carlton 6,600 000 

Ansonia 4,550 000 

Astor ....... 7.550,000 

Ambassador . ,' . ; 4 400 000 

Claridge 3iooo!o00 

Belmont 5,400,090 

Chatham 1,625.990 

Roo.sevelt 9 500,990 

^'t'Jl'n >C.]00,000 

Greystone ^,080.000 

Continental r],600,000 

Wood.stock 1,450,000 

Bri.sto! 1,030.000 

Cumberland 1,000 000 

Gladstone 1,100,000 



None 
2.25,000 

•None 
None 
io.OOO 

■! 10.000 
None 
75,000 
7.'',,000 
None 
.")0.000 
Nine 

190.000 
None 
.None 
None 

25.000 
7..500 
25.000 
40.000 
36,000 
None 
15,000 
rated at 



Langwell 
.■\merica . . 
Wood wa rd 
Royalton . . 
Seymour . . 
Hermitage , 
Wellington 
Somerset . 
.Vlpon(|uin 



920.000 
835,000 
865,000 
825,000 
790,000 
755,000 
77,-,, 000 
600,000 
6')0,000 



Manhattan 670,000 



De France. 
Webster ... 
Fl.anders . . . 
St. James. . . 
Laurelton . . 
St. Hubert. . 
Collingwood 
Iroquol") . . . . 
Wentworth , 



490,000 
500,000 
460,000 
460,000 
415,000 
550,000 
660,000 
475,000 
450.000 



No Tipping in M.-G.- 
Gaumont Paris House 

Paris, Sept. 28. 

The uew local corporation ot 
Gauniont ana STetro-GoTiTwyTS 
now running the Madeline, one of 
the finest houses on the Grand Boul- 
evards, which is under the direction 
of Harry Portman, as representative 
of Marcus Loew. A leature is to le 
no tipping of attendants, unrecog* 
nized in French managca re-iorts. . 

The Gaumont Palace (Hippo* 
drome), also an M-G hall, will re- 
main under the management of M. 
Costil, with Frank Brockli.ss Itt 
■harge of the releasing department 
12 Rue d'Aguesseau, Paris. 

SAILINGS 

Oct. 10 (Loiilon to New York). 
Harry Holman. Harry Thurston 
^Lancaster). 

Oct. 7 (London to New York), 
Minnie .Me.Td, Mrs John Drlnk- 
w.Tter (Homeric). 

Oct. 3 (London to New York), 
John .MeCormack Erne«it V.TJda 
(. Ma u re tan la). 

Oct. 3 (London to AuHtrallaX, 
Charles -W<i»-nJV»!tTft<t»r*vduoinp direc- 
tor for Williamsons) (Osterly). 

Oct. 3 (New York to London), 
Sir Willl.im Jury (Leviathan). 

Oft. 3 (New York to London) 
Isham Jones and band 'Leviathan). 

Oct. 2 (London to New York), 
Lorraine Slaters (Republic). 



Est. 



WILLIAM MORRIS 

^nicx V Inc. 

WM MORRLS «M MORRIf J"- 

New York 



MnRRI,S 

1560 Broadway, 



THE TlLl ER SCHOOLS 
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CKarir^C) Cross 
LONDON 

Director. JOHN TILLCR 



Wednesday October 7, 1925 



FOREIGN 



VARIETY 



VERNEUIL MOST PROUnC 
PLAYWRIGHT NOW IN FRANCE 



His 'Tleasure o£ Loving" Success in Paris — Adapt- 
^ ing Roumanian Comedy with Himself in Lead 
Role — Two Other New Parisian Plays Open 



Papis, Oct. 6. 
Following lu^hort revival of I^uis 
Verneuirs Fauteull, 47, at the 
Gymnase this house has "La Jole 
,.4'Almer" ("The Pleasure of Lov- 
ing") by the same author. It's re- 
ception was most corillal. 
' A placid French novelist falls in 
Jove with a passionate Syrian 
woman and eventually ruins him- 
self. The piece is in four acts. It 
evidently has been especially writ- 
ten for the Roumanian actress, 
Elvlre Popesco, with Louis Gauthler 
playing the lover. 

Verneull, who has become the 
most prolific of all French play- 
wrlfihts, is now adapting for the 
French stage a Roumanian four- 
act comedy by lavcovesco, the 
Bucharest actor. It will be seen 
here under the title of "Attentioh 
Mesdames" with Verneull in the 
leading role. 

Another opening Is a comedy by 
Denys Amlel at the fashionable and 
miniature Potlniere, named, "Mon- 
•ler et Madame Un Tel" ("Mr. and 
Mrs. So-and-So"). Jean Chariot 
makes the presentation, favorably 
greeted. Batallle-Henrl produced. 
-^ The plot unfolds a flimsy trl- 
angiilar affair in which the wife 
elopes but ultimately returns. 
Jacques Baumer brilliantly Imper- 
sonates the sympathetic husband. 
Alice Cocea does nicely as the wife. 
An additional comedy entrant is 
"Copalns" by Georges Bcrr, actor- 
EUlotfs novel. The impression it 
left was mixed. 

The cast includes Arquilllere, 
Tonnel, Bscoffier, Juvenet and the 
playwright, at the Theatre AnWlne. 
This la a French adaptation of Perry 
Mosdames Simone Dulac and Leonie 
Bichard, the latter replacing the 
deceased Mile, Merlndol. 



HAYMANRAZZED 

AT OPENING OF 

NEW REVUE 




AMUSEMENTS IMPROVED BIZ IN 
1923, SAY I. R. TAX HGURES 



3,255 Corporations Netted $56,659,551 — An In- 
crease of Over $20,000,000 — Legit Nearly 
Doubled in Volume 



'HUSBAND AND WIFE' NIGHT 



•Young Woodley' Banned 

London, Oct. 6. 
The Lord Chamberlain has seen 
fit to place ban upon "Young Wood- 
ley" for West End production. 
This is the piece Basil Dean is 
"s to produce in America with Glenn 
Hunter featured. 



Posing as Producer *of 

"Folies" Bergerc" He 

Gets "Bird" 



London, Oct. C. 
The new revue at the Palladium, 
"Folies Bergere." which has part 
of the Parisian Folies Bergere pro- 
duction of two seasons ago, wa« re- 
ceived as its premier until the flnals. 
At this point Joe Hayman was 
brought before the curtain and an- 
nounced as the producer by Ernie 
Lotinga, the comedian. Layman's 
designation as producer brought a 
shout from a Frenchman in the bal- 
cony who yelled in his nativb tongue 
that he was the producer, where- 
upon Lotinga replied, "All right. 
Froggy" and turned the Incident 
into a laugh. 

However, when Laymap started 
his speech of thanks an Englishman 
in the audience called, "Rubbish" 
forcing Hayman to retire while the 
curtain was lowered. 

The revue ia a favorable conglom- 
eration of ancient, but sure&re 
materlaL 

"Chauve SourUi" is under way at 
the Strand with a presentation that 
differs but slightly from previous 
programs. The Russian troi/pe was 
cordially greeted upon opening. 



BEE JACKSON 

World's ChampioB CluMifiston Qnsen 

Cable dispatches from London in- 
dicate that the Charleston has hit 
England with full force. 

Bee Jackson opened there Sept. 
28 at the Kit Kat Club and was an 
Instantaneous hit. Mirt Jackson, 
upon her return to the States, will 
play the Keith-Albee Circuit in her 
own act under the direction of - 

RALPH G. FARNUM 

(Edw. 8. Keller Offic^) 



COLORED TROUPE'S HIT 



Carolina Dudley's Tab Act OPcni 
in Paris 



Caroline Dudley's colored troi^e 
has opened successfully .. at the 
Champs Elysees Music HaU. 

The bill also includes the Allison 
Troupe, Klein Family. Jenkins Bro- 
thers, Louis Vasseur (strong man) 
and Saint Granier, vocal comedian. 



%V'ith iho muuy '•niylita" ad- 
vertised by the night clubs of 
Broadway, It has been sug- 
gested that one of the clubs 
hold a "Husband and Wife 
Night." 

One cabaret man said he 
couldn't see how the idea 
could draw bira a dollar. 



LABOR PERMITS 

REFUSED SPECHT 

AND MILLER 



"Youngr Wood ley" was produced 
this week in Boston. Reviewed in 
this issue. 



/r 



INDEX 

Miscellaneous 1 

Foreijjn 2-3 

Vaudeville 4-9 

Vaudeville Reviews 14-15 

Bills Next Week W-17 

Burlesque 18 

Sports T 13 

Times Square 11 

Women's Pags 12 

News from the Dailies.... 10 

Loiitimste 20-30 

l-egitimats Reviews. . .28-29-30 

Stocks 24 

Opera 24 

Little Theatres 24 

Picture 31-48 

Editorials „,„ .19 

P'ctiirs Reviews 44-46 

Film House Reviews 31 

Presentations 39 

Radio 45 

Musio 47-50 

Cabaret 51 

Band Reviews..... 50 

Di»k Reviews 48-49 

Outdoors 52-53 

Insids Stuff— Lsflit 19 

" " —Vaudeville 9 

" —Music 49 

"* " —Pictures 43 

Obituary 53 

Qorrespondenos 68 

Letter List 57 



|[_Le. 



C. C. Alvord, Federal 
Trade's Counsel Resignns 

Washington, Oct. 6. 

C C. Alvord, chief counsel for 
the Federal Trade Commission, 
who, with Oaylord R. Hawkins, has 
handled the commislon's case under 
their complaint against the Famous 
Players-Lasky Interests has re- 
signed, with Its acceptance stand- 
ing as of Sept. 30, 1925. There was 
a "tail" tied to the acceptance of 
the attorney's resignation to the 
eflfecj that he remain "on the Job" 
until the completion of the picture 
case. This Mr. Alvord has con- 
sented to dS although It is gener- 
ally understood he is making a 
considerable financial sacrifice In 
doing so. 

The F. P. case comes up for 
argument Nov. 10, as reported in 
"Variety" last week. Attorneys for 
both sides have been advised no 
further extensions will be granted. 
The proceedings are set to beerln 
at 9.30 A. M. on that data. 



"OOEILLA'S" ENGLISH BIGHTS 

• London, Oct. •. 

Clayton and Waller, who own 50 
per- cent, of the English rights to 
"The Gorilla," now current at the 
Oxford, have arranged with the 
company for the provincial rights. 

It is understood they paid a bo- 
nus of 11,500 and are to pay a roy- 
alty of 10 per cent, of the gross. 



GAEL LEYEL DIES 

London, Oct. C 
Carl LeyeL manager of Ills Ma- 
jesty's, succumbed to heart tailure 
October L 

Leyel was stricken whil« riding 
liorseback in Hyde I'ark. 



Charlie Chaplin's Mother's 
Extension Until Feb. 1 

Washington, Oct. 6. 

Charlie Chaplin's mother has 
been granted the expected exten- 
sion to remain in this country with 
the film comedian, until Feb. 1 next. 
The news dispatches going out of 
Washington seemingly attached no 
significance to the brief additional 
time allowed. 

The Immigration Act of 1924 
provides that a mentally deficient 
person must be deported within five 
years or their entry becomes a per- 
manent one and after that specified 
time the matter is entirely out of 
the Immigrratlon authorities' con- 
trol. 

A Department of Labor offlcial 
stated that bad the extension now 
granted gone over the flrs year 
period in the Chaplin case, which 
is March 1. 1926. an attempt could 
be made to apply the clause In the 
Chaplin case. Ths comedian's 
mother was only admitted under a 
temporary status. i 

No like case has been passed 
upon by the department and to 
avoid any entanglements the De- 
partment of Labor, rather than face 
an adverse decision on their claim 
of the temporary status, placed the 
date one -month Inside the five 
years, to protect themselves in case 
the final decision calls for the de- 
portation of Mrs. Chaplin. 

It was slated at the department 
that Chaplin submitted evidence 
his wcalt^ was now in excess of a 
million dollars as a guarante* th^t 
his mother would never become a 
public charge. 

This action of the Immigration 
officials has given the impression 
here that there is now some doubt 
as to the final decision following 
the recent examination of Mrs. 
Chaplin In California. 



Granted to Isham Jones, 

However, in London — 

Whiteman Okaj 



Washington, Oct 8. 

Amusements had a much better 
year in 1HJ3 than in the preceding 
year of 1922, according to tax figures 
that will be made public tomorrow 
(Wednesday) by the Commissioner 
of Internal Revenue based upon the 
returns made in 1924. 

The net Income for the 3.255 
amusement corporations reporting 
for 1923 totaled $56,659,651 as com* 
paft-ed to the net income reported by 
2,598 like corporations in 1922 total- 
ing 135.093.096. This was an in- 
crease In net earnings of over $21,- 
000,000. 

After deductions had been takea 
(Continued on Page 12) 

Miss Moss Engaged 

Mr. and Mrs. B. S. Moss hav« 
announced the engagement of their 
daughter, Beatrice Florence Moss, 
to Clement S. Crystal, of Cedar- 
hurst, L. L 

A reception will be held at the 
Moss home, 955 Park avenue. New 
York, on the afternoon of Nov. 14. 

Miss Moss finished her educa- 
tion at Miss Mascn's school. Tar- 
rytown. Mr. Crystal is a member 
o« the firm of M. Crsrstal Sons, New 
York builders. 



London. Oct. 8. 

Permits for the adraittanQe of 
Ray Miller's and Paul Spechfs or- 
chestras have been refused by the 
British Labor Ministry, although 
Isham Jones, who opens here at 
the Kit Kat Club Oct. 12 has been 
granted the necessary papers. Paul 
Whiteman also has been definitely 
promised a labor permit as a visit- 
ing concert attraction when be 
comes over in April 

Specht has been involved In con- 
siderable red tape with the Britisn 
Labor home office, the American 
bandman having sent over several 
units before and having broadcast 
considerable propaganda about his 
contemplated extensive British in- 
vasion with other units. This 
probably figured against Bpecht. 
who is not coming over himself but 
has two sub-bands slated for book- 
ing here. 



Ray Miller's Intention to open at 
the Kit Kat Club. London, In late 
December has been foregone 
through Miller connecting with the 
new John Cort musical, "Suzanne." 
The Miller application seemingly 
had been pending meantime. Wil- 
liam Morris nad his contracts can- 
celled on him by Miller. The Mor- 
ris office also hooked Jones but not 
Specht. Wliiteman's concert man- 
agement arranged the maestro's 
contracts abroad for next year. 



Sophie Tucker in Revue 

London, Oct. 6. 

At the conclusion of her original 
engagement here Sophie Tucker 
plays four weeks of vaudeville and 
then doubles between the Kit Cat 
Ciub (mentVersblp) and the Plcca- ^ 
dilly cabaret (public) until the/new 
Julian Wylie revue is ready. 

Miss Tucker Joins the Wylie show 
under 12 weeks' guarantee which 
will carry, her through the current 
season. 



Voted for Choristers 

London. Oct. 8. 

On a printed ballot 95 per cent, of 
the Piccadilly cabaret's patrons 
voted for the return of the girls to 
the floor show. Choristers resumed 
last night after a week's absence. 

This was much to the delight of 
the "Johnnies" and the material im» 
provement of the show. 



« 



THE TILLER DANCING SCHOOLS 



O^n for a I,lmlt«d 
Number of PupUe 

TriTMe Lfmnooa 
"Wldren • 8p«H«lty 



OF AMERICA, Inc. 

226 West 72d Street 

NEW YORK 



rtionei 
CndiroU 8eift-« 

UART RBAD 

0<cr«i«ry 



Dawe Forming Syndicate 
To Take Over Tivoli 

London. Oct. 6. 

Thomas F. Dawe is forming a new 
syndicate to take over the Tlvoll 
from its present ownera He pro- 
moted the proposition in the tirHt 
instance and has been the managing 
director since ths company's incep- 
tion. 

The shares of the com*.Tny were 
originally held by a few mcmlKirs of 
a syndicate. Dawe has now made 
arr.ingrments whereby he can pur- 
chase all shares and to carry this 
out is forming a compuriy with a 
repltal of $2,000,000 in 100.000 ordi- 
nary shares of |5 each. It is a free- 
hold building and the new company 
A'iil provide for taklnc \ovcr v,-ith- 
out any liabllltlea 

In addition to ths cinema, the 
tho.atre has a tea room open to 
the pu)>Ite and fully Uconssd bar 
known as ths Tiroll Loanx«h 



Mme. Polaire Injured 

Parla OcC 6. 

Due to Mme. Polairs being hurt 
in an automobile accident the pro- 
duction of "Zuza" has been with- 
drawn from the Porte Saint Martin. 
Sardou's famous comedy. "Madame 
Sana Gene" is substituting with 
Pauls Andral In the title role. 

The latter piecs win remain at 
the theatre drlttl'th^ new show«I« 
ready. 



TAX HEABINO OCT. 24 

Washington, Oct. •. 

The House Ways and Means Com- 
mittee has set Saturday, Oct. 24, as 
the date upon which they will hear 
those who wish to present argu- 
ments for the repeal of the excise 
and miscellaneous taxes, which in- 
cludes the tax on admissions. 

Tho committer will meet in Room 
321 of the Ilouae Office Building at 
10:00 a. m. at that date and Invites 
those Interested to be present at the 
meeting. 



Sans-Gene" Film Hit 

London, Oct. C 
Famous Players' "Madame Sans« 

Gene," with Gloria Swanson, had a 

splendid opening at the Empire last 

night. 
The picture Is regarded hers as aa 

artistic triumph. 



ALBEKT, CLOWN, KHIED 

London, Oct. 6. 

George Orceman, 28, known aa 
"Albert," and a clown in the Royal 
Italian Circus, fell from a sixth 
story window of the Croyden Em- 
pire. He died shortly afterward ia * 
a hospital. 

Greeman's fall came In ths midst 
of aa epileptic fit. • 

GRAVES ANB KEYS COMBINE 

London, Oct. <. 
George Owives and Nelson Key* 
MP- <oriWH)«^ paxtnershlp Vficrn^iitji,*., ,♦ 
they win Jointly star Iri a revue. 

Harry Foster Postpones Visit 
London, Oft. (J. 
Harry Foster has postponed his 
trip to America in lieu of William 
Morris' sudden departure from your 
shores for this side^ 



SSTUNESI 



. Spectacle Opposition 

T<ondon, Oct. •. 

Prolongation of the Military Tat- 
too (iclllt.ary apcctacic) at Wcmbify 
ilrow patron.Tge which totaled 50,000 
nfjThtly. This materially affected 
the box offices of West Kiid theatres. 

It Is likely that presentation of 
'he Tattoo will be further extended. 



'PRODUCnONS^ 

PICTURES 

GOWNS 

INMViioUAUS 




'220 W30 8T NEW YQRK I 



VARIETY 



VAUDEVILLE 



Wednesday, October 7, 1925 



K. K. K. VAUDEVILLE ACTS AND 
MUSIOANS IN NEW ENGLAND 



Reported Actors Giving KIux Entertainment at 
Preaque Isle, Me., Members of Organization — 
Orchestras to Tour K. K. K. Strongholds 



St. John, N. B.. Ort. 6. 

Vaudeville is being used by thp 
Ku Klux Klan in its gatherin^.s 
and celebrations. In Preaque Isle, 
Me., a K. K. K. stronghold in the 
potato growing belt, about 12,000 
attended a Kluxer celebration. 
Vaudeville acts provided the enter- 
tainment. Each of the performers 
was a member of the ori^anlzatlon, 
It Is claimed. After a parade the 
entertainment was started. A 
K. K. K. song leader led in the 
Binging of "Nearer, My Ood to 
Thee." "Onward Christian Soldiers' 
end "America" by massed voices. 

The K. K. K. is organizing or- 
chestras and bands. A number of 
bands are being founded. One may 
tour the country, playing in the 
K. K. K. strongholds only. The or- 
chestras will make appearances at 
various Klan locals in northern New 
England. 

Some of the musicians destined 
for the leadcr.ship of the niu.sical 
organizations of the Klan have heen 
charged with the duty of comjjos- 
Ing and writing Klan songs suitable 
for massed singing as well as* ren- 
dition by the musical bodies of the 
K. K. K. The various Klan locals 
are manifesting a particular interest 
In music and are apparently anxious 
to have their own musical organiza- 
tions as well as their own vaude- 
ville. The Klan leaders believe ♦heir 
Interest in music will stimulate en- 
thusiasm (or the hooded order 
among the members and also be a 
means of attracting others to mem- 
bership. In other words, the mu- 
iiical exponents wiUk be recruiting 
agents. 



CORSE PAHON COMES IN 
"TOM" niM OPPOSES 



Played in Picture Houses — 

May Go Out Again — 

$10,000 Investment 



RAE SAMUELS RUSHED 
TO OEVELAND PALACE 



Playing Keith's Palace Against 

Van and Schenck Ne^t Door 

at Loew's 



Cleveland, Oct $. 
Rae Samuela is faeadUainc at 
Keith's Palace, rushed bere at the 

last moment to offaet tho headline. 
Van and Schenck. at Loew'a State, 
next door. Mias Samuels was to 
have appeared at the Palace, New 
Tork. this week. She will be there 
next week instead. 

Miss Samuels holds the box office 
record of 'the local Palace, while 
headlinlngr In the house, over 186.600. 



Irene Franklin is at tb« Palace, 
New York, this week, booked upon 
the removal of Rae Samuels to 
Cleveland. 



DIME MUSEUM 



Corse Payton's tabloid edition of 
"Uncle Tom's Cabin" came ,to a 
temporary halt in New Bedford, 
Mass., after several weeks of pic- 
ture house dates In which the tab 
did big business, it is claimed. 

Payton says he has several more 
weeks of tentative bookings which 
were canceled with an explanation 
the picture house man figured the 
appearance of the tab would take 
the edge off of the film version of 
"Uncle Tom" which Pamous- 
Laaky have in preparation. 

Payton brought his troupe back 
to town in an effort to straighten 
out matters and probably direct 
the remainder of his route else- 
where in sections where it may 
not conflict with the picture dates. 

The Payton version runs 60 min- 
utes. It has been booked into the 
houses in conjunction with picture 
programs. The outfit carried a 
camt of nine in addition to a band 
and 10 jubilee singers with musical 
numbers and dancing In the plan' 
tation scene. 

Pat Casey, lolntly interested in 
the act with Payton, may arrange 
further bookings for" the piece on 
the K-A family time. 

Nearly $10,000 had been Invested 
In scenic and other equipment. 



POLLY MORAN IS 

DEBUTTINGAS 

BEAITTYDR. 



MONQLOGISTS OF IHE STAGE 

By J. C NUGENT 



When. In ancient days. Couriers 
came from distant battle lines, to 
describe the fray to the villagers. 
the seed of Drama was born. 

After the wars, the mure gifted 
of these stury -tellers passed their 
talcs on to fuUowlng generations, 
who Anally Illustrated them with 
groups of actors. 

Gradually, Combats as a subject 
gave ^ay to other subjects.' but 
mnnlniT parallel with the serious 
•tory-teller went the Clown, the 
Buffoon, finally the King's Fools. 
and so on to the time of tho earlier 
American humorists, then the 
"Stump Speaker," and as we began 
to take our single entertainers scri* 
ously and professionally, we found 
a pretentious name for him. 

As we had a dialog and duolo^. 
why not monolog? So — Lo! the 
Monologlst. 

^Of those who entertain singly 
were many who could hold up a po- 
sition on the variety bills by the aid 
of songs and specialties interspersed 
with bright "talk." 

Into this division most fall James 
Thornton, old as the oldest, young 
as the youngest, greatest in his line, 
and as good as ever. And with him 
"Honey Boy" George Evans of ever- 
green memory: &na Joe Flynn, ori- 
ginator of "Signs" and author of 
that famous old song, "Down Went 
McGinty." Al Jolson, the least o< 



rf 



TRIAL UP 



(Continued from page 1) 
for 10 years at an annual rental of 
120,000. The place itself is called 
ilubcrs jii'JoC'jrrt,-- Jti? Kame Tjcing 
taken from an establishment on 14th 
street of the same nature, popular 
years ago. 

This almost completes the removal 
of 14th street to 42d, for the street 
pitchmen were followed by a Bhnot- 
Ing gallery, and the owxiers of the 
shooting gallery, Schaeffer & Shork, 
!>ro the owners of the new museum 
of "living wonders." 

Zip, the "Whatisltr* from Coney 
Is the star freak. He is also work- 
ing for -a brief scene in "Sunny" at 
the Amsterdam. In addition to Zip 
there is a woman who writes with 
her feet, two midget Filipinos, a 
I'unch and Judy show, a "human en- 
cyclopedia," an "astrologer" (this 
being a selling attraction, as is a 
lUHK-tcsting machine which carries 
its lecturer), two fat women who do 
a sparring bout, two Indians and 
sevf-ral booths. 

Shapiro, who has Murray's un- 
der U^ase, has had the large hall in 
.which the freak shows are quartered 
on his hands for more than a year, 
and Schaeffer & Shork, in lensin? it. 
have lirokon through to 42d Rtreet 
tlirduph what forrtiorly waa a book 
Store, thereby giving themselves a 
, 42d street" entrance. The nipht toj> 



The long pending suit by Bryan 
Foy, one of the Eddie Foy tribe 
against Edward Gallagher and Al 
Shean for $25,000 damages as a re- 
sult ol the famous "Mr. Gallagher^ 
and Mr. Shean" song and is slated 
for trial tomorrow (Oct. 8). 

Foy, who was 1 ast week elevated 
to a directorship of Fox film 
comedies where he- had been "gag 
man" for some time, is coming into 
New York for the trial. Gallagher 
and Shean are also now open for 
trial, the action having been de- 
ferred time and ^ again through- 
cither side being unavailable for 
attendance In the New York Su- 
preme Court. 

The misters' defense Is that Foy 
made them a present of the song 
and that they al.so gave him a 
clgaret case In appreciation for the 
courtesy. 

The song "made" the G. & S. com- 
bination and the Income from the 
publication rights was tremendous, 
the number being an extraordinary 
seller. 



Anything Lifted, From 
Watches to Fac 
Studio in Parlor 



IjOs V^geles, Oct. •. 

Polly Moran is going to become 
a beauty doctor. Our Nell Streriff 
has located a studio in the front 
parlor of the bungalow that hides 
the Moran estate. As a beautifier 
Polly says she will lift anything, 
from watches to faces. 

Our N^l wants to advertise her 
beauty shop in Variety and says 
not to print this until she has the 
ad all ready ag ehe's-g>oing after 
thft^ .^rOiesBional trade. She will 
teach 'em how to make-up, and how 
to be booked, while her treatise on 
how to escape <rom the extra class 
is rumored a classic. 

Polly confesses she is no raging 
beauty herself but that, she says. Is 
the punch of her selling talk for 
the beauty place. For, adds Polly, 
she is going to tell everyone that 
it she had only thought of it years 



whose bag of marvck>ua tricks Is 
Ilia talk — Is a super-nioi.o'.o-jlst, and 
for the same reason, eo l>? l'\i(5i(j 
Cantor. George Cohan has ?! e sane 
distinction without having tvcr hi>d 
to even try for it. Hut the tiu-j 
monologlst cn'^ertains by i Uk .1 ,n»-. 
Disposing of Will Uoger? as liis 
present super-monologist by crat- 
ing that we are now concerned oiily 
with Vaudeville — one opims tli-.t vC 
tho thousands of "Acts" of the purt 
and priscnt the Ia£t 35 year.-, have 
sifted down to us less than ;; dazea 
of the di-at order. 

Tim* Only Proves 
Only the test or time can prove 
such a cluim, and time mu.st prove 
that a man ci the first order must 
be original and can never be suc« 
c«iMfuily imitated even though he 
may have given bread and butter 
to thousands of unsuccessful imi- 
tators. This is his claim to a place 
in the gallery of Art. To make 
good in fast company surrounded 
by group -acta and mass acts be- 
fore the miscellaneous vaudeville 
audience with its lack of precon- 
ceived standards, with Us total ir- 
reverence for past performances^ 
and to make good with talk alone 
has proved too much for all but 
such a few that a successful monol- 
oglst,- Judged by those standards^ 
must be accounted rare and great. 
(Continued on Page 15) 



HOODOO KO. 13 BOOM 

Chicago, Oct. 6. 

Dressing Room No. IS at Balaban 
& Kats's new Uptown theatre has 
been'^lminated and is now No. 12B. 

While using the room Jay McOee 
with the Syncopation Week Show 
lost his voice and missed several 
scenes. He alleged his jinx was the 
"13" dressing room. He immedi- 
ately recovered speech when the 
number was changed. 



HEALYS OUT 



Leaving "Vanities" — Harry J. Con- 
ley Follows In 



Frank Howen Is lecturer for most 
of the attractions, dolnR his stufT In 
evcninpr clothes, while Homor Sil)lcy 
Is iiianapor of the place. The own- 
ers, Incidentally, own the Cryst.il 
Palace, a large pcnn.v arcade in 14fh 
Street, and probably the largest 
penny arcade in town. Their .shoot- 
ing gallery next to the New Amstor- 
dnm has prospered. 



AGE CANCELLATION 



Rudy B. Gerber Drowned 

Rudy B. Gerber, manager of the 
Hotel Miirkwell, New York, was 
drowned at Miami, Fla., Sept. 29. 
The deceased was well known to 
theatrical people. lie Is survived 
by a widow. Burial occurnid from 
bis home, Englewood, N. J. 



MAAIE DKESSLER'S RETURN 

A Weber and Fields bill will play 
at the Palace, New York, week Oct. 
19, with the stars headlining. 

Other turns so far engaged are 
Ci.'.sic Loftus, Emma Trentin and 
Mnio Oressler in Miss Dressler's 
vaudeville return. 



Get "Society's" Consent. 



Jrtcimo Mann, the juvenile artist, 
was forced to cancel the Pal.ace 
New York, this week, due to the 
flerry Society. Mann had pre- 
viously appeirod around New York 
at various picture houses as a 
member of Ben Bernic's turn. 

The Palace management were 
fttrccd to a last minute substitu- 
tion, booking Eddie Miller and Ben 
Bernard to replace tho youngster. 
Mann docs a singing single act. ITe 
is Raid to be under 16 and under 
contract to the Shuberts. 



ago what she could have done with 
her ownself, and in view of that 
no one else should miss a beautify- 
ing opportunity. 

Grapefruit Did It 
Polly got the beauty parlor Idea 
one morning while eating a Cali- 
fornia marble grape fruit. It 
squirted into her eye. After 
thoroughly rubbing it and then 
looking in the glass to see If the 
eye was still there, Polly discovered 
she had rubbed the loveliest shade 
of red right into a portion of her 
face she never before throught of 
making-up. 

Taking her flying pigeons with 
her Into the kitchen, Polly sat down 
and thought It over. Sheriff Nell 
when In pictures mostly played In 
kitchens, for there always was less 
chance of busting up expensive 
props in that setting. 

Reaching the conclusion that a 
beauty parlor Is needed In Holly- 
wood, Polly haS worked out the 
§chcn)c,,ijll|^ng only so far on the 
prlr'? il?lt; ""^^Mly says she may let, 
that go and take them as they 
come, for she claims as a customer 
comes through the front gate of 
the estate, she can size her up for 
wealth by her strut. 



Ted Healy and Betty Healy will 
leave Earl Carroll's "Vanities" to- 
night (Wednesday). The Healy's 
will reenter vaudeville In their for- 
mer vehicle. 

Joe Cook Is mentioned as suc- 
ceeding them, but Harry J. Conley 

WH apnniincej tO Joln the shOW 



Friday. 

Healy was sustained by arbitra- 
tion In his claim that Carroll had 
breached his contract, removing 
Healey's photos from the Carroll 
lobby. 

Charges were filed with Equity 
by Healey two weeks ago and arbi- 
tration was agreed upon. 



BENTHAM AHACHES 
FOREIGN AQ'S $900 

Commission Over Dancing 

Act's Salary in ''Follies" in 

Dispute 

Because M. S. Bentham and 
Howell & Baud, Paris agents, are 
Involved in a difference over money 
patters, Robert Qulnalt and Iris 
Rowe, a foreign act which played 
in the Ziegfeld "Follies" last sea- 
son," has been attached by Ben- 
tham for $900. Qulnalt and Rowe 
paid the American agent at the 
rate of $75 weekly commission for 
12 weeks, but for the remaining 13 
weeks stated they would not pay 
Bentham as their foreign agents, 
Howell & Baud, claimed that 
money for booking them in 
America. 

Tho "inside" is that Bentham and 
Howell & Baud had a reciprocal 
Qi-rang-o ment for h ooking attrac- 



tions but also had a falTinK oulT 
each accusing the other of holding 
out commissions. 

Before Qulnault and Rowe sailed 
for France In the summer they de- 
posited the $900 In the Empire 
Trust Co.. which amount Bentham, 
through Gold.smith, Goldblatt ft 
Hanover, attached this week. 



ROBBED OF $2,000 IN JEWELRY 

Boris Tctroff and Dorothy Berko 
were robbed of $2,000 worth of 
jewelry at the 44th Street Hotel. 
New York, Monday, 

The Investigation of the police 
proved a trunk had been broken 
open during tho absence of the 
couple. Sub.seqiicntly their maid dis- 
appeared. The police are seeking 
the girL 



Josie Heather Headlined; 
Topping Current Hip*s Bill 

Josie Heather was elevated to 
headline honors at the Hoppodromc 
tills week where the English girl 
topped the bill over Crcatore and 
Pand; J^hn Steele and Annette 
Kellcrmari, the latter In her fourth 
week at the Hip. 

The elevation was suggested by 
the management of the house. If 
successful it will mean Miss Heather 
win be headlined all over the Kcith- 
Albce Circuit. 

Josie Heather, English, has been 
doing her single singing turn over 
here for several years, during which 
time she has appeared In all of the 
principal vaudeville houses in this 
country. 




LINDA 

At the New Ainst.-rdam, New York, l.n MARILYN M'^-^^Jl,-, 
"SUNNY" (C. n. Dillingham), at the same linic .ir>i>eaniii.' .i; \„,,e,« 
Hippodrome, New York, this week (Oct. .=.), and la.si wf |^ "^irfi 
VAUIETV (Simr) said: "AJlss Linda is a (iilArKKUL. steppmu " "J,, 
kicker, and LOOKS and DANCES EQUALJyY WELL,.' A most ,l"''yjc), 
ensngement for two weeks in association with .MiSH Ida '"^'''^Z " ,,mc«» 
and Miss Hilda IVrgnson. Many thanks to the Kcith-A.ix'c 
Mr. Mark Luescher and Mr. John Shuttz. 



p 



Wednesday October 7. 1925 



VAUDEVILLE 



VARIETY 



NIGHT LIFE OF THE WORLD 



(Seventh in Variety's series of 
Night Life in the Principal cities of 
the world.) 



hi 



CHICAGO 

By JACK LAIT 



Writing of the lUKht life of Chi- 
cago, in 1925' after having for so 
many yeara written its annal.s and 
lt« high spots and its depths, is as 
pathetic an assignment as Inditing 
the obituary of a friend. 
Time was, and not so long ago, 
,i tlwt Chicago had perhaps the most 
■ picturesque and colorful night life 
•n the globe, which seems para- 
,. doxlral for a mid -western, young, 
fishing commercial center; but it 
„,i» true. 

„ Chicago flashed the tirst "caba- 

., ret" in America; Chicago started 

,ii, the metropolitan dancing craze 

•'which still dominates the high- 

• Jinks cutting-up of the rest of the 

world; Chicago had the first floor 

revue on earth; Chicago, with the 

most sinister and yet the most at- 

" mosphfrlc "line" on the continent 

.. when vice was legal, still had the 

knack of m-iintalnlng night life 

;,. which was buoyant and merry and 

i giddy apart from the scarlet and 

' black of Its segregated sins. 

<.,. Those were the days of Dave 

Lewinsohn and his "Congress," 

Where Kae Samuels and Terry 

Sherman cavorted; of Tom Cha- 

i. males and his downst.iirs cafe a 

I^Wock away, where Patrlcola and 

Kranz and WbUe ruled; of Ike 

-'Bloom's "Freiberg's" when it was 

* At Its height, the most famous 

drop- in in the world; of George 

Stiver's at Dearborn and Clark, of 

Smiley Corbett's across the street, 

of "Sim" "Weinman's around the 

corner, of Miks Fi'ltzel's "Arsonla" 

"down Madison street. 

Of these Mike and Ike alone, 
survive. In Fritzel's West Side 
place he discovered such talent as 
Bee Palmer, Glida Gray, Gene 
Greene. In Bloom's started a string 
of future luminaries. - 

South Side's Back Rooms. 
And there were the near -South - 
Rlre back rooms, where such as 
BUI Halligan, Bob Adams, Bernle 
Adler, Gus Chandler. Baby-doll, 
Irving Foster, used to work the 
tables and pass the tin pan. Fred- 
die Train, who hung himself when 
he found the times were pa.s.sing 
him by, . ran the foremost place; 
ftoy Jones, Harry Cuskk, Bob 
— Orey^ Ge o r ge Little, were among 
his competitors. At Roy Jones' 
Casino the 'irst Tex.is Tommy 
(ftnd Jack Jarrott danced it) was 
ever danced to a big town audl- 
. ence, and all "America flocked 
there; at the internationally famed 
_ Buxhaum's, nearby^ the new type 
of cafe-dancing was first Indulged 
In by patrons — yea, and with a col- 
ored orchestra, "hot" and Jazzy — 
back in 1910. 

Then there were the smart re- 
eorts-the College Inn with Mau- 
rl<e; Uector'a with the Castles: 
and Bonnie Glass, Mae 'Murray. 
Vera Maxwell, Willace McCutch- 
eon, the Hyson.^ (then the Helsens) 
and Chicagoana coming and going. 
Ice-skating followed as a novelty. 
Then Abe Franks sprung a revue 
floor-show at the North American, 
a seven-night sensation, the fir.st 
In tlie world. 

Alont; State street near the loop 
were the joints for the butter-and- 
egg men and cattle buyers of tb.it 
period- the States and such gaudy 
tinseled table d'hote re.sort.s; and 
the Winter Garden; and Terrace 
pnrdf^n; .some of these still flour- 
|«h. but the tang is out of them— 
they're just i-esfauranfs now. 

From cliampagne to l)eor— literal 
antl ffgiirative— the worFd had 
nntliin^ In night life that Chicago 
ajil not offer. The town lived at 
night. It wa.s known fVom coast to 
coast that Chclago was the play- 
ground for swift, snappy, keen 
^^ amiiKonient while the quietlv dis- 
posed .slopt the Kood repose of re- 
«Pectal)!(. ihtimps. 

The Zip Is Out. 

And— now? 

^V.'il. Chicago is still a clfv of 
jnore than rt, 000,000, and in .such a 
P<»l.ul:,ii„n ,i„.rp „,)„ niw,jy3 he a 
♦"P-f 'nd and .in oiitiot for a few an- 
jni'it'rt spiriis. But the zip and re- 
r"""' ''i^ve s..,.,„.rt out of my be- 
*'^«'d (,!,! home burg. I have been 
► tf.,;iii;iiio 1 on prige «0) 



DORIS R«IN AND 
a^E. BESSON. CO-STARS 



A vaudeville playet now m re- 
hearsal will feature Madame Be.s- 
son and Duris Rankin as co-.sta'"s. 
It is "H>w Do You Know?" by 
Harry Wagstaft Ciril-ble. Lewis & 
(.{ordon are producing. 

The support will include Captain 
Malcolm Mortimer. the British 
actor and stage director whom MI.ss 
Rankin married last year after 
divorcing Lionel Barrymore. and 
Edward Poynter. 

It will be Miss Rankin's metro- 
politan vaudeville debut. Mme. 
Besson appeared last year in 
George Kelly's "Smarty's Party." 



58 YEARS FOR 
FOX AND WARD 
PARTNERSHIP 



Minstrel Team Formed in 
1867— Charles M. Atkin- 
son, Original Member, 



Philadelphia, Oct. 6. 
Charles M. Atkins. 76, who died 
Sept. 29 at the Hotel "San Remo. 
New York City, where he had lived 
since 1906, Was buried Oct. 2 in the 
Masonic plot of Mt. Hope Cemetery. 
Mr. AtklQS was a wealthy art 
dealer. Bom in the west he Joined 
Joseph E. Fox Jan. 1, 1867, In a min- 
strel act which was immediately en- 
gaged for Wilson's Minstrels at the 
Fifth and Pine streets theatre in St. 
Louis. Among the other members 
of the company were J. K. Emmett. 
"Happy Cal" Wagner and Dela- 
hanty and Hengler. 

The pa.-tnershlp of Fox and, At- 
kins lasted 11 months, dissolved by 
the withdrawal of Mr. Atkins to en- 
gage In his occupation as a bank- 
note engraver, and subsequently as 
a well-known artist. 

His place In the mlnstel act was 
taken by William H. Ward, being 
the founding of a partnership 
which has continued to the present 
day and which Is still filling en- 
gagements. Fox and Ward thus, 
in the point of service, <are the old- 
est artists on the American stage 
and, doubtless, in -he history of the 
profession. 

They are now In their 58th year 
of a consecutive, unbroken partner- 
ship and In sending their felicita- 
lion.!* to their fellow-players they 
add that they have no thought of 
retiring for some years to come. 



Couldn't' "Shave a Bit" 

One of tlie booking man- 
agers on the W. V. M. A. floor 
in Chi<ago whenever he wants 
an. act to cut says for them to 
".shave a little bit." 

After playing the House of 
D;ivid l?and a couple of weeks 
he sent the same message to 
it With the response sent back 
that no matter, how small a 
shave they took It would ruin 
the act. 



THE MORRISES SPLIT 



William, Sr., Goes Abroad and 
Junior Hops Down to Florida 



The William Morrises, senior and 
junior, sudtlen'y left New York for 
widely divergent points last Sat- 
urday. Senior sailed for Europe 
and Junior Joined the Increasing 
horde In Florida. Young Morris' 
trip is aimed for the placing of at- 
tractions in a number of new cafes 
in the boom state. 

Morris, senior, will attend to the 
sea.son's booking for the Kit Kat 
Club, London, which will offer sev- 
eral American bands. He will also 
Arrange for the English presenta- 
tion of the "Girrick Gaieties." 
While the revue is regarded strictly 
.\merican, P^ngllshmen who saw the 
show figure It has a good chance 
■ibro.id. 



PAT SOMERSET BROKE; 
IRENE PAWNS GEMS 



Skeets Gallagher Obtains 

Court's Permission to Serve 

Wife by Publication 



EUGENIA WEBB'S LOSS 
FROM REVERSE VERDICT 

Her Mother May Go to Court 
— Colored Newspaper Con- 
ducted Contest 



The recent beauty contest at Ja- 
maica, L. I., under the au.spices of 
the Jamaica 'Enterprise," colored 
newspaper, did not pan out as the 
conductors had planned. Instead 
the decision of the Judges brought 
forth such strenuous clamoring 
from sections of the colored crowd 
that Jammed Polish hall for the out- 
come that the Judges withdrew their 
choice and announced that the 
crowd would pick a winner in- 
stead. 

,, The judges had Bob'Cted Eugenia 
Webb, one of Jamaica's social lead- 
ers, but on the recall and tlie ver- 
dict of the crowd, another woman 
was chosen. It 1.1 reported that Mr.s. 
Webb, mother of the first ficlected 
"beauty" is going to seek court as- 
sistance in having th*doi'lslon of 
the original Judgos stand. 

The prize at stake, as announced, 
was a $50 diamond rin,-;. 



Anthony Richard Gall.agher, bet 
ter known as "Skeets," now with 
"The City Chap." has been granted 
an order to serve his wife. Bertha 
Irene Martin Gallagher, by publica 
tion In the divorce suit naming Pat 
Somerset corespondent. Th* Som- 
erset-Gallagher affair has been 
common knowledge In Hollywood, 
where Somerset is now m.iking pic- 
tures and where Mrs. Gallagher is 
located. 

The divorce suit was started sev- 
eral weeks ago after Gallagher 
had been put to unusual trouble to 
-secure evidence. It being unlawful 
under the California state law for 
anybody to Invade another's home 
for evidentiary purposes. 

Somerset came to attention In the 
Edith Day-Carle Carlton marital 
imbroglio, the English actor later 
marrying Miss Day. 

O'Brien, Malevlnsky A Driscoll, 
acting for "Skeet.s" Gallagher, for- 
merly represented the Day-Somer- 
set faction, but .are now suing them 
for legal services rendered at the 
time Somerset was facing deporta- 
tion charges following the Carlton- 
Day litigations involving Somerset. 



Los Angeles, Oct. 8. 

Since the story of ".Skeets" Gal- 
lagher suing his wife, Irene Martin, 
for divorce. It has come out that 
Pat Somerset, the corespondent, Is 
around here broke most of the time, 
with Mrs. .Martin having pawned all 
her pawnable jewelry. 

Somerset gets a day's work now 
and then a« a ylcture actor, wit.h- 
(Uit beiag under contract or ti&ving 
steady work. ' " 

Mrs. Martin Is said to have lately 
changed her re-sidence to keep down 
Iicr expenses. .She Is not under en- 
gagement as far as known. 



Marriage Forms New Act 

Matrimony has dissolved another 
standard combination. 

Harry Anger (.^nger and Pack- 
ard) married Mary l''air last Sat- 
urday in New York City, dissolving 
ills former f>artnfrshlp so that his 
bride and he could continue as a 
vaudeville team as well as a 
marll.il one. 

The marriage wis tlie culmina- 
tion of II stage romance dating 
liai k two vears ago when the 
couple met when Miss Fair was 
engnged for ".Sh'>, Him and Her," 
a production of whh h Anger was 
the produi-f-r. 




CHARLES ALTHOFF 



LONG BEACH "PKHSS-TELE- 
GRAM'— "Charles AlthofT, with his 
magic liddle, is tremendously 
funny." 

SALT LAKE 'TRIBUNE'— 
"Charles Althoff. the Yankee n<'id- 
dler,' it may be said, got the biggest 
hand of the evening." 

OGDR.V "STANDARD EXAM- 
INER"— 'The greatest favor of the 
whole show is showered \ipon 
Charles Althoff, the Yankee Fid- 
dler." 

Direction, Alexander Pantages 



4 PET JOKES 
COST 1 WIFE 



Mrs. H. M. Burgess Could 
Not Stand Them 



PALS FOR 38 YRS. 

LEW HAWKINS 

LOSES WIFE 



Mrs. Hawkins Invalid for 
23 Years, but Constant 
Companion of Husband 



Chicago, Oct. «. 

H. M. Burgess, an actor, became 
letter perfect In four Jokes. They 
have cost him his wife. 

He told and retold them, says 
Mrs. Rurgess, wherever he went, and 
she was usually around. 

Into court went Mrs. Burgess, 
complaining of cruelty. 

"I used to grit my teeth when 
he told those Jokes." said Mrs. I'.ur- 
gess during her testimony. 

"What were the Jokes?" asked the 
judge. 

"One of tliem beg.an," answered 
the wife, "like this: Once there were 
two Irishmen. I'at and Mike " 

"That's enough — decree granted," 
.said the court. 



Mrs. Lew Hawkins died at her 
home in New York October 2. She 
had been an invalid 23 years. The 
Hawkins were married 38 years. & 
wedded relationship that i.s an epic 
of theatricals. 

Though not a i)rofcssionaI Mrs. 
Hawkins was a familiar figure in 
hundreds of vaudeville theatres as 
Lew Hawkins carried his wife 
wherever he played despite her being 
a helpless cripple. Mrs. Hawkins 
sustained a injury to her spine that 
was 'incurable. obliKint; her to be 
niovt'd in a wheel chair. 

The monolugist and his wife were 
pals, so much so she was happy to 
make the weekly vaudeville Jumps 
with him. It was never too much 
trouble for the actor. Wherever ha 
went his wife and the wheel chair 
went along. During the war when 
travel was more ditllcult. Mrs. Haw- 
kins remained at homo and although 
she did not again travel, the couple 
were as close together as ever. 

It was the Irony of things that 
Hawk^s was appearing out of the 
city when his wife died. He hurried 
back from St. Louis Saturday, ar- 
riviuK several hours after she had 
pa.Hsed on. 



MRS. BEN TURPIN DIES; 
BEN DEVOTED TO HER 



DENIES "FRAME-UP"; 
WIFE ASKS ALIMONY 



Divorce Suit and Counter-ac- 
tion Year Off — Two Co- 
respondents htemed 



Arthur Sllber. the Pantages' 
vaudeville, agent, denies that his 
wife, Eva North (Sllberberg) did 
not avail herself of the oppor- 
tunity to ask for alimony as w«»!l 
as counsel fees. Court records 
show that Miss North asked for 
$300 weekly and J2.500 coun.sel fees 
of which Justice Wasservogel de- 
nied the alimony and awarded $r.00 
counsel fees, payable in two efjual 
Instalments. 

.Since no alimony Is being paid, 
other tlian the counsel fees, there 
is no necessity for a trial prefer- 
ence. The divorce .action by .Silber 
against Miss .North, and the latter's 
countcrsuil against her husb.and. 
will not be reached for trial until 
a.nQ_tly?c. year or so. The delay Is 
made>nece.st«iry t h rougit. the. «fri» wd - 
cd condition of the New York Su- 
preme Court c.al'-nd.ar. 

In his .affidavits Sllber denies ,any 
charges of a "frame-up," slating 
that his relations with Moiiyn 
Audree were strictly . impersonal 
.ariil wholly of a business nature. 
Miss North's allecied "frame" In- 
volves Pelham I.,ynton. a mutual 
friend of the litiganis, who Is 
n.imeil (o respondent by the .agent. 
The wife in turn names Miss Aud- 
ree. 



BEE PALMER'S BREAKDOWN^ 

P.eo Palmer is reporlc-d ill in 
C!hic;i^jo, sufferiiiK from a n<'rviius 
lireakdown and In a .s.inltoriuni. 

Miss Palmer rdayed the ICmlLu^y. 
Atlatillc (Mly, this sumiiirr when- 
she closed soon after her op. nintr 

AI Sie»,'el. her hushaiiil. is iNo le 
ported In Chicago. 



Film Comedian Spent Nearly 

Year at feedside of Invalid — 

Left Studio for Home 



Mrs. Carrie Le Mieux-Turpln. 44, 
former actress and wife of Ben 
Turpin, screen comedian, died at 
her home in Hollywood, Cal., Oct. 
1. Mrs. Turpin had been an invalid 
for more than a year following a 
stroke of paralysis at that time, 
having had three others prior to her 
death. Turiiln has been ,at her bed- 
side constantly from e.arly last I>0" 
cember, forsaking his work at the 
Sennett studios. 

Mrs. Turpin was a native of 
Quebec, Canada. Tho couple were 
married In Chicago 17 years ago, 
with Mrs. Turpin for sometime 
afterw.anl working on the statje ;ind 
screen with her husband. Besides 
her husband, a fjither and brother 
living In Michigan survive. 

Funeral services Were held her« 
at the Church of the 151esse<l j^acr.i- 
ment. Oct. ^, with burial In Porest 
Lawn Cemetery. 



"MISS GOLDEN BROWN" 

Josephine Leggett Named Winnei- 
In Contest 



Josephine I,eKp;ett, of "Shuffle 
Along," was returned the victor a.n 
"Miss Ciolden P.rown of America" in 
the contest held by the '^Jolden 
Brown cJiemical Co.. In its National 
flolden Brown Beauty campaign 
from Its Memphis offices. 

Miss I„e),'getl received as first 
honors a Hu(1sSn.^ofl'WSftd her ^y_,-, 
pehse.H jialJI'for M rrlfi fn tfif flrs't 
annual flolden Brown Beauty fete 
In Atlantic City. Oct. 9-10. 



.Heath'.s Illness Halts 

Road Show Tour 

Lancaster. I 'a., ^>ct. 6 
"Trumping the A'e," staged bjr 
Dan Ciuinlan with Mcliilyro and 
Heath iti their farewell lour, came 
10 an abrupt hilt here when .Mr. 
Ilcnth u.'i.s suddenly taken ill. Mr. 
Heath li.i.s been in poor heilih for 
.some t'iine but remained with' the 
show until ordered to dl.si'ontinu* 
by his t'h,\ si'i.an. 

T)ie matiagemenf of the Lan» 
<;isler idayhoii.so iil;j.sed to permit 
the II -e 'if .'in under.sfii ly, m.akingr 
it fiei'e.s H.iry to disinl.'iM a l,iri»e au* 
lieriee. Iji until Us iHsb.Midm»»nt, 
"I'l iiiMi'r ; the Ace' had beoB 

.!(■ 1 U iln,' llig, ' 



VARIETY 



VAUDEVILLE 



Wednesday, October 7, 1925 



EYEK INCREASIl GOOD FELLOVSHIP IN VAUDEVILLE AGAIN INDICATED 



NATIONAL VAUDEVILLE ARTISTS, Inc. 

56 West Randolph Street 

CHICAGO 



Thursday, September 10th, 1925. 



Mr. E. F. Albee: 



Just a line to express my gratitude in behalf of my brother and myself 
while playing the Golden Gate Theatre in 'Frisco. My brother was 
stricken with acute apjxjndicitis. He finished the week all right. We 
jumped from there to Denver. We wertt to our home, wjiich is in 
San Bernardino, Calif., for a couple of days, where my brother was 
operated on. I wired Manager Weber, who is my representative, of 
the fact that we would be unable to work, so through the kindness of 
the managers I was told to continue and do a single. I am now in 
Chicago working single until my brother will be able to join me. I do 
want to mention Mr. Louis Hellburn, the manager of the OrpheunT 
in Denver, and every one connected with the theatre in making my 
week so pleasant considering my handicap. Also Mr. Chesterfield and 
Mr. Harry Weber for their wonderful kindnesses. It is almost impos- 
sible to thank the managers enough, but I do wairt you to know that 
we are so grateful. 

Wishing the managers as much happiness as they have given my 
brother and myself, 

' ^ Faithfully yours, ' • 

. AL WALDMAN 

(Of Ted anid Al Waldman) 



September 14th, 1925. 



Dear Mr. Waldman: 



Your letter of September 10th received. 

I am>orry indeed to hear of your brother's illness. It is great sat- 
isfaction to know ttiat the managers were prompt in their kindness 
^ and consideration under such circumstaiKes as set forth in your letter. 
Many a heartache and discouraging condition is obviated by these 
gentle and generous deeds which are exchanged between managers 
and artists today. 

There is only one way to show appreciation for this work — the 
vaudeville artists should at all times consider the managers in fulfilling 
their contracts, showing the greatest interest in their work and extend- 
ing to the managers any favor they can graciously bestow during their 
engagements. In this way we will be able to continue this good work, 
which hasn't Wen one-sided by any means. The artists have been' very 
gracious, liberal and considerate. We want to keep this up and add 
to it on bdth sides, for it can bring nothing but contentment and 
success to both. 

I trust your brother will soon be able to join you. With all 
good wishes, ,.. 

Cordially and faithfully yours 

E.F. ALBEE, 

Mr. Al Waldman 

Ted and Al Waldman ^ 

56 West Randolph Street 

Chicago,^ 111. ^ 



CABARET COMPETITiON 

(Continued from page 1) 
personal reflection upon the stellar 
card In the cabaret, but due to the 
fact that there are so many cafes to 
attract the spender. It Is only nat- 
— ural they distribut* ibeir patron- 
age nightly. 

The newcomer Into the field fig- 
ured on the spender in this wise, 
deducing that the "big checlt boys' 
are probably tired of the favorite 
•tamping grounds and would wel- 
come a change. Offering them a 
change, they manage to attract a 
little attention at first but not of 
any great importance, meantime 
hurting the others matei^ally. The 
»*anic situation is continued and ex- 
pan<1e>l ind«»f, so that tne many cabs 
row can't llnd enough of the cafe- 
j-'oliig patronage to really fill half of 
them with any degree of prosperity. 
The "butter and egg man" thing 
1m L'uuHuItjred something of the past. 
No checks of $400 and $300 a night 
are 40 be had except intermittently 
where formerly the $900 to $1,200 
k iiiglitly "sad news" was not un- 
I known. 

House Parties in Favor 
The ctife men vouchsafe the ex- 
:,f^ T>lanation „ that .th,e -'■li^ii;je parly" 
variation is growing lo a"n Imposing 
and damaging degrr-e. This situa- 
tion was treated with in Variety 
some weeks ago in its first general 
survey of Night Life of New York 
as part of the Night Life of the 
World series, setting forth that the 
privacy of the homo was now fa- 
vored by revelers as the scene of 
activity. 

The cabaret men know of this new 
Inclination of people spending their 
time In the homes as cafe talent 
i.s being sought after for the private 
parties. Formerly the hosts spen 
their time and money in the cafes, 
running up big chciks. 

The cabaret men are "putting the 
bee" on the household hosts heavy 
-*- 'Whenever cafe talent is sought after, 
the performers receiving fancy 
figures and the agents likely com- 
njlvsions, but after all Is said and 
done the gate at the public places 
riglitly finds tlie revenue beaucoup 
iindT the weather. 

Ev«^ything looked primed for a 
klg '.111. The cooi weutlier the past 



weeks should have spelled big re^ 
turns ordin.irily but nothing has' 
happened. / 

Couvert Plac«s 

Some of the $3 couve'rt places are 
getting a play from their own ex- 
clusive following but that is limited 
to certain nights. It is too early 
M predict a letting down of the 
bars to the informal visitor but that 
must follow if tl)ey are to remain 
open. 

The "sawdust" places with a pop 
priced cover %re geltAig sonie trade. 
The average $2 cover place, however, 
is the sufferer iind that goes for 
the majority of them. 

After one cafe man put, "There 
are more cabbies man lights on 
Hroadway Just now." And there are 
more coining. tievf>ral performers 
are planning to start their own with 
themselves as the attractions. Other 
performers who luid contemplated 
featuring themselves on their own 
this fall but for some reason failed 
to promote a bankroll now are 
crowing over their good fortune. 

Meantime the common garden 
variety of saloons are doing a flour- 
ishing trade. They come to drink 
and nothing else. There is no talent 
to distract them and keep them 
squatting over a glass of ginger ale 
AVIien they -^ave drunk their fill 
fhey eXIX and m.i1fe^B»4)« for new* 
comers. It can «if t'ourse last as 
long as the good luck with the 
liucktier hoys holds out. 



NEW ACT LASTED 3 WEEKS 

The vaude partnership of Jack 
lOdwards and I'.illy .Adams lasted ex- 
actly three weeks with the dissolu- 
tion brought about this week when 
Kdwarils rejoined his former part- 
ner, Italph Singer. 

The Singer and Kdwards combl- 

t nation re ently silit after several 

years of association with both 

claiming Inability to get along with 

each other. 



L. D. H. VISITING 

D. D. H., the monologist. returned 
to .\ew Voik from ."^^iianac Monday, 
for. a visit -of two weeks. 

D. I). H. iliuNiJ H. Hall) says 
he will not rMurn to the ."tage for 
another year at least, spondlnj that 
time at .Saranac. 



PAULINE HELD 



With Companions for Action of 
Grand Jury; $10,000 Bail Demanded 



MIDGETS ''BLUES" SINGER 



Oolly Kramor Hoading Midgat Jazz 
fiand 



Dr. Joseph Pauline, Jack Phillips 
and Henry Case, charged with toss- 
ing Sol Trencher from the ninth i 
floor of the Hotel Kianders were held 
for the action of the Grand Jury by 
Magistrate Uichard F. McKiniry in 
West Side Court. Dail in the case 
of (Ooc) Pauline and I'hilips was 
fixed at $10,000 each. Case's bail 
was set at $2,500. Tlie former two 
were unable to procure the neces- 
sary surety and were taken lo the 
Tombs. Case obtained bail. 

Trencher appeared in court. The 
alleged assault occurred on the. 
night of Sept. 11. Trencher went to 
Pauline's room with some food and 
an argument arose. During the 
scuffle Trencher fell from the win- 
dow. Trencher lives al .131 lOast 
Houston street and was euiployed 
at Jack's Restaurant on West 47th 
street. 

Pauline was represented by for- 
mer Judge Leonard Snitklti. He 
was the chief spokesman of the 
array of counsel apjjearing for the 
defendants. He -rgued with the 
court for almost 30 .ninutes pleading 
for lesser bail. The court was ad- 
amant. Assistant District A-ttfiffiey 
Magee stated that the district attor- 
ney's office was opposed to lower 
bail. 



Tlshman ft O'Nell have a new 
midget jazz band headed by a 
diminutive "blues" singer. Dolly 
Kramer, supported by the jazz 
double quintet. 

It's the first time a midget act Is 
being billed under the featured 
member's name, the turn being 
known as Dolly Kramer and her 
Boy Friends. 

It is also the flrsi time a midget 
warbler has had the endurance and 
voice power to head a midget sing- 
ing act. 



SKUNK IN THEATRE 

Syracuse, N. Y., Oct. 6. 

A large .skunk, calmly walked into 
the lobby of the new Sayrc Iheatre 
and curling up for a sleep beneath 
the box otrice window, gave Man- 
ager Edward Cangley and his aides 
something to think about. 

The police were called, but could 
offer no solution. Finally, a fire- 
man was summoned with a hand 
extinguisher aiid one dose was 
enough to rout the animal. 



IN ANT) OUT 

Prank De Voe, on account of a 
severe cold ha.^ to leave the bill at 
the HlUstreet, Los Angeles, before 
the matinee Saturday. Leslie and 
"Vandergrift. returned the day be- 
fore tioai Honolulu, replaced him. 



MAREI^&ES 

Harry Anger (formerly Anger 
.and I'arker) to Mary Kerry in New 
York, Oct. 3. 

Teddy Hayes, former secretary to 
Jack Dempsey, reported married to 
Dorothy Appleby ("Puzalea") Oct. 
3, in Chicago. 

^1 Alborn, assistant director, to 
I'.etty Venemen. non-profes.sional, at 
Hollywood, Cal., Sept. 30. 

Heorge Milton LlpschuUz, music- 
al director at Loew's WarHeld, San 
Francisco, to Joan Schirmer, non- 
prolfssJopa!. 

BIRTHS 

Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm C. 
("Johnny ') Johnson, son, Sept. 4, in 
New York. The father is the dance 
orchestra leader. 

Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Hlnshel.vood 
at St. Vincent's Hospital, Los An- 
geles, Sept. 29, son. The father is 
with the art department at the 
Douglas B'alrbanks studio. 

Mr. and Mrs. Al Borde (Borde 
and Robinson) daughter, Chicago, 
Sept. 28. 



ENGAGEMENTS 

lijlda Spong, for 'Lucky Sam Mc- 
Carvor." 

Olive West, Bela Lugosl, Hor- 
ten.se Alden, Anna Duncan, Julia 
Ralph, Kitenne Olrardot, Kay Mc- 
Kay, Vlct^ Hammond, Conrad 
Cnntzen, George Thornton, Jacob 
Kingsbury. Nace Kondo Helen 
Judson, Boyd Davis, "Ar.il.e.s(jue." 

Bert Sabourin, general under- 
study, "What Price Glury?" (Bos- 
ton Co.). , 



ILL AND INJURED 

William J. Oillagher, cabaret man, 
Is confined nt home following an 
operation for mastoiditis. 

Christian Fie, veteran musician, 
is seriously 111 at his home. 17 Tay- 
lor street, Horne'.l, N. Y. 

Edith Clifford removed from Ho- 
tel Claridge to Plaza Hospll.al Oct. 
2 with nervous breakdown. Ml«» 
Clifford played the Fifth Ave., .New 
York, last week but was forced to 
cancel other bookings. 



NEW ACTS 

Joe Slmtns and Arnold ^Viley. 

Ruth Hoy ward, assisted by 
Lenore Ewing. 

Buddy Bradley ("Dixie to Broad- 
way") and Kiilph Cooper (Cc.oper 
and Thompson) have framed a new 
iolored turn. 

Ju.mita Hatisen In a Paul (lerard 
Smith Skit. K, K. Nadel, producer. 

• r.attllng Buttler," the former 
George Choos show in vaudeville 
miniature, with Ted MaoNamara. 

Joe Shuster, songwriter, pianolog. 

Scott and Christy hav"^ dissolved. 
Ad;i Christy Is preii.Tring a neW 
sinf.:le turn. Sr-ott may do the for- 
mer act with a new partner. 



HOUSES OPENING 

The St«4er-««alelgh, N. C will 
open with the Kelth-AUiee Wlla, 
Oct. 15. The New Sanger, Pensa- 
cola, V\a., opens with the K-A hills 
Oct. 12. Both play a split weeK 
policy, Pensacola splitting Atlanta, 
Ga. 

The Strand. Hud.«on Falls, N. Y.. 
J. A. Fitzgerald, manairer. Is to 
play five acts of vniideville the last 
half, booked^through Fally -Markus. 

The Capitol. Elmira. N. Y.. seat- 
ing 1.000, opened Oct. 5 with 
straight pictures. 

Shea's, Jamestown, N. V.. closed 
for several months, has reopened 
with K-A vaudeville. 

The Strand, Messina, N. Y.. re- 
sumed vaudeville this week, playing 
four acts on the first half booked by 
Walter Plimmer and spllttins the 
week with Ogdensburg, ."^■- »•» 
booked out of tlio same a;TP"i'V- 

The Victoria, Grcenlleld, -Vlass^ 
will open the last half of n<xt wecK 
with Kelth-Albee pop vnndevilW 
.ind pictures. The house has been 
dark, due to diiTcreaces 'A Hi' '•»' 
atagc hands. 



Wednesday October 7, 1925 



VAUDEVILLE 



VARIETY 



ALLEGED BOOKING CONTRAQ OF 
30 DAYS' NOTICE CLAUSE DENIED 



Prospect, Bronx, With Two Bookers, Markut and 
^ Linder — Linder Appeals to V. M. P. A. and 
^ Stands Pat 



' An unusual angle to the booking 
rights of acta via Independent v^de- 
vlUe agencies cropped out when the 
I>ro8pect (Bronx) decided to change 
M;ent8. 

Jack Under has been booking the 
Jjouse. Alex Cohen, who directs the 
»how policy at ft»e Prospect, notified 
XJnder to discontinue and authorized 
rally Markus to frame the shows, 
gtarling with this week's program. 

Markus got In touch with Linder 
to straighten out contracts entered 
for this week so there would be no 
embarasslng conflict when other 
turns, booked by Markus, played the 
liouse. 

Linder Informed Markus he was 
atill booking the house; that Llnder- 
booked turns would go In the Prbs- 
pect this week and that he (Linder) 
was taking the matter up with the 
Vaudeville Managers Protective As- 
sociation. 

' Meanwhile Manager Cohen told 
tfarkus to book the show as author- 
lied. 

Markus later received a leCter 
from the V. M. P. A. wherein the 
contract status as viewed through 
Its legal eyes was explained. The 
statement said that Linder had en- 
^osed a contract to the V. M. P. A., 
entered into with the Prospect which 
authorized Linder to book the house 
and that neither the theatre nor the 
agency could cancel without giving 
Mtch other 30 days' notice in wriing. 

The V. M. P. A. further stated In 
Its Markus letter that Cohen had 
tiotlfied him (Linder) October 1 to 
discontinue booking acts on and 
after October 6, the reason given 
that Cohen had turned the booking 
tover to the Markus agency. 

The V. M. P. A. informed Markus 
that a contract entered into by both 
parties In good faith should be hon- 
ered. 

The claim la made by the Prospect 
Interests that no contract was agreed 
upon ,aa to the 30 days' writing 
clause for termination of booking 
but that a statement was signed in 
which Linder waa given power to 
book and of the same contractual 
form used by all the independent 
agencies. This does not Include any 
10-day phrasing, n 

Linder was standing pat as a re- 
, iult of the V. M. P. A. status ,wlth 
Cohen expected to clarify the thea- 
tre's side so that the booking could 
be made without further conflict. 

The contract matter la expected 
%o be finally straightened out today 
•t a conference between Major 
Donovan, representing the V. M. A., 
Linder and Manager Cohen. 

The show the first half this week 
Was booked by Linder, pending the 
conference outcome. 



MRS. TINNEY TALKING 
OF FRANK IN NEW kCl 



"Til Take Him Back" Removed 
After Tried — Two Songs on 
' Marital Troubles 



Edna Davenport returned to vau- 

fleville liiat week carrying the "Mrs. 

Frank Tlnney" billing and is cur- 

'ewiy shaping her new turn on two 

-ft. Weeks' route of independent dates. 

Mrs. Tlnney is backed by Harry 
Btodd,Trd and an 11-piece band. Her 
individual contributions are three 
■pecial songs, two of which treat 
her marital difficulties with the 
Blackface comic satirically, and 
■eme dancing. 

When the act played Newburgh, 
"■ Y., Mrs. Tlnney had Incorporated 
• parody on "I'll Take Him Back 
"He Wants to Come Back," which, 
^though a panic, has since been 
dropped. 

*. ^P- Tinney Is capit.allzlng on the 
publicity given the Tlnney- Iinogene 
Bubbles- Wilson incident and is 
"■eating the matter lightly, despite 
naving filed divorce proccedinKs 
against Tlnney, who Is now abroad. 
AAiest advices from that end has 
« tli.at "Bubbles" and Tinney nre 
VJits for good and friends of the 
■iinneys look for a reconciliation 

Whon the comedian returns to these 
■nores. 

"Those who caught the act on Its 
"ut-of-town "break-in" claim Mrs. 
*inncy lias spared nothing on sar- 
•^rmi eciiiipment and gowns and Is 
«^8o displaying her coUeclion of 



ACTS TO DATE 
ROUTED BY K.-A. 



Vaudeville booklnga aa regrards 
the houses booked out of the Keitb- 
Albee Agency In and about New 
York are being consummated from 
week to week but the out-of-town 
houses are booked well In advance. 
According to the bookers more 
acta have been routed for this 
season than at the corresponding 
time last season. 

The booklnga from week to week 
are explained on the ground that 
many of the neighborhood and out- 
of-town houses near the metropolis 
are apecializing on new acta and 
break- ins on account of the reduced 
salaries during that period. These 
house owners prefer that the 
bookers wait until the last possible 
moment In order to book all acts 
of this type available. 

A list of acts routed by the Kelth- 
Albee Circuit for this season, al- 
phabetically arranged la appended. 
Where the letter A followa the 
name of the act It is an importa- 
tion or alien. 

Act Beautiful !>• . _ 

Allen & Canfield Klewenlnga, Pour 

Angel Brothers ,„<^> . „ , 

(X) Kirkland, Paul 

Aurora Troupe Kokln & Galletti 

(X) La Crosse, Jean 

Australian Boys J^^j: * Mercedes 
(X) La Kremollna (A) 

Barry & Lancas- f'*"* * ^^^^ 
{Qc Levan & Doris 

Bedlnl. Jean & J^^y- ^ert 
qq^ Loyal Doga 

Berg'ere. Valerie J^y""; ^^Ef <^> 
Bezazlan & White h^^«" * **"* , 
"Blue Bird" McCullough, Carl 

Boganny Troups Mahoney. WIU 
tj^\ Mandela 

Brlants. The M^'''"' Jo®, & p°- 

Bronner. Cleva- Mauss, Willie (A) 



land 



Mel Klee 




JACK THOMPSON 

Featured with MARIE SABBOTT 
Orpheum Circuit 
A Juvenile who can read lines, 
wear clothes, sing and dance. 
Week, Oct. 11, Riviera, Chicago. 
Week, Oct. 17, Palace, Milwaukee. 



$2,000,000 FOR SOMERSET 

K.-A. Circuit Buys Hotel Adjoinino 
Palace 

The purchase of the Somerset 
Hotel on West 47th street by the 
Keith-Albee Circuit is reported as 
settled. The purchase price, while 
not divulged, is said to be at>out 
$2,000,000. 

The property was acquired to 
enable the Palace. New York to en- 
large its dressing rooms and to re- 
lieve congestion back stage. 

No Increase of the Palace capacity 
is being considered at the present 
time, according to information. 



NEW K-A HOUSE 
OPENSINBOSTON 



4,000 Capacity — From 
9:30 to 11— 60c. Top 



NEW POUCY OF 
SHOW SCALE AT 
K.-A.'S RIVERA 



30c. with Pictures Only 

l»t Half— 75c Top for 

Mixed Bill, 2d Half 



Brooks & Rosa ^^'^JP*; ^^'^•' 
Brower. Walter $J«"f '• i°* ,„., 

Brown & Whit- JJ^!^*," ^x ^ fl^ 
taker Morris, Lily (A) 

Browning, Joe 5i°'"!,°"'„^i"lS° 
Camerons Four JJl^^at" T^h^n^ 
Castleton & Mack JJ^^i*^' n^,°?"°'^ 
Cervo & Moro ^^ZfZ ^,I\ 
Charlotte (A) S*^°°' ^17 

ga.nS'frf Nltr"i^c"n*ox 

cJ^s 'Zs. o'frii? "• ^''• 

C& SyTvIa ^?;,", * f °^°'«'° 

Claude & Marlon ?t Sa 
Clovelly Girls (A) p^^ua f Bros 
Colleano (A) i^?^. I „^L ?;<«« 

^cZtr. i%L ?e?;oea^S?/a^'*" 
Sn f Ruffli P^;-*^^"" * W*^^- 
Cressy & Dayn* Raach Ballet 
Cummlngs. Roy Rebla (A) 
Davis, Ethel Reeves, Ada (A) 

Demarest & Col- Reed & Treninl 

lette Reyes, Juan 

Dooley & Sales Ricardo, Irene 
Du Callion Richardson, Frank 

Dunlo & Gegna Robinson, Bill 

(A) Rockwell. Dr. 

East & Dumke Romalne. Mar- 
Brrol, Bert garet 

Pyfte, Will (A) Rubin. Benny Co 
Gateson, Marjorle Sargent & Lewis 
George, Col. Jack Sarto, Pable De 
Gordon's Doga & Co. 

Gordon, Paul Schenk, Carl & 

Halperin, Nan son (A) 

Harmon A Sands Senter, Boyd 
Harris, Val Sherwoods, The 

Haughton & Gold Shone & Squires 

(A) Snodgrass, Harry 

Hayes, M & H'yesgtanley, Jos. B. 
Haynes & Beck Stoutenburgh, 
Haynes, Mary Larry 

Healy & Cross Suter, Ann 
Hegedus, Margit Trentlnl, Emma 
Herbert, Hugh Uessems, Four 
Herman, Mmo. (A) 

Hlatt, Ernest Vane. Sybil 

Holloway & Aus- Van De Velde (A) 

tin (A) Van & Vernon 

Hook, Ethel (A) Vernllle, Nltza 
Hurst & Vogt Vincent, Claire Co. 
Jackson Girls (A)Waldman, Ted & 
Jans & Whalen Al 
Kanazawi Japs Walker, Charlotte 
Karreys, Four (A) Weirs Elephants 
Kavanauph, Stan Whelan, Albert 
Kcane, Richard (A) 

Redroff Quartet Williams, Bransby 

(A) Wilton Sisters 

Kclton, Pert Withers, Charles 

Kcrckjarto, Dud Wyse, Rosg & Co. 



COMEDY FLASH 
TURNS SCARCE 



Over-Supply of Dancing 
and Musical Flash Acts 



Never before In vaudeville has 
there been such a scarcity of com- 
edy flash turns and such an over- 
production of dancing and musical 
flash acts aa now. 

The above la a concensus ot the 
opinion of the big and small-time 
vaudeville booking, who blame the 
agents and producers for short 
sightednesa and imltatlvenesa. 

The over-production of dancing 
and musical acta - la attributed to 
the picture houses. The producers 
figured the new element would be 
In the field for this type of act, for 
which they bad shown a preference. 
Aa is usual all of the producers got 
the idea about the same time with 
the result the supply far exceeds 
the demand. 

The excesa acta were thrown 
back upon vaudeville. The out-of- 
town managera have been Inform- 
ing the bookera they don't want 
tbla type turn week after week and 
have been decrying tho lack of 
comedy flashea 

The bookora claim that agents 
offer the dancing and musical 
flashes day^fter day and aa fast 
aa they are declined, dig up new 
ones due to the number available. 



LOEW OPENS SOUTHERN 
OFnCE AT ATLANTA 



Howard McCoy Is to Be in 

Charge — Is In Step with 

Expansion Plans 

The Loew Clrculta plana for ex- 
pansion in the south and south- 
western territory are coupled with 
the announcement of the re-estab- 
lishment of a southern divisional 
office at Atlanta with Howard Mc- 
Coy in charge. 

McCoy has been transferred from 
the New York olSce nnd^^p now in 
the south on an ihsiiobtlen tour of 
the Loew houses in Virginia, North 
and South Carolina, Tennessee, 
Georgia, Louisiana, Florida and 
Texas. 

The expansion plana call for sev- 
eral new houses In addition to those 
now under construction at Rich- 
mond, Norfolk and Now Orleans. 

The project calls for aa elabora- 
tion of the presentatlona of feature 
picturea and the personal appear- 
ances In the Loew picture houses 
of vaudeville '/names" aa well as 
the strengthening of the Loew 
southern vaudeville bills. 



Columbus Circle's Theatre Delayed 
The new Columbus Theatre at 
5Sth street and 8th avenue. Just off 
Columbus circle. Now York, stand- 
ing where the former Relsenweber's 
cafe operated, Is not likely to get 
started before November. 

This house will be the newest In 
the chain controlled by Consolidated 
Amusement CompanjK. 



Boston. Oct. C 
The new Kelth-Albee Boston 
theatre, located in what was known 
as the Selgel building at. Washing- 
ton and Essex streets, downtown, 
opened yesterday with the same 
policy that characterized the old 
Boston theatre which for several 
years past has been the Keith pop 
vaudeville and picture house here. 
This new house is to take the 
place of the old house until the 
new Boston theatre is built. Just 
what the plan of the Kelth-Albee 
people is after that Is too far in i 
the future to be guessed at now. 
The new Boston theatre will be 
built on the site of the old house 
with much added territory taken 
and is to be a memorial to the late 
B. F. Keith. Work will start on it 
at oncei. 

The new house seats 4,000 with 
the performance starting at 9:80 
a. m. and running until IL There 
are four complete shows a day. 
The price from morning until noon 
is 40O. for the orchestra and 80c. 
for the balcony. From noon until 
5 o'clock the orchestra charge la 
60c. and the balcony 40c. After 6 
the orchestra is 60e. with the 
balcony BOc 40c 

For the opening bill "California 
Straight Ahead" the Unlversal's 
feature was picked as the picture 
lead, with the vaudeville including 
the Julian Arthur Dancing Synco- 
pators, Ann-Francis Wally. Claude 
De Carr and Co., V&n Coleman and 
Ahna Bauer and Al Dwinnel In 
"The New Stenog" Carr Lynn, 
mimic and songster, and Helen* 
Jackson and Margaret Shelley. An 
added picture was one of the Roach 
comedies, "The Caretaker's Daugh- 
ter." 

Two Orchestrss 

The house has two orchestras 
with Charles Frank the chief direc- 
tor assisted by Walter Mayo. The 
organ is to be In charge of A. D. 
Richardson, formerly of the RIalto, 
New York. William P. Frank Is 
the organist 

Charles Harris, for many years 
manager of the old Boston theatre, 
is manager of the new house. 

In the building of the new house 
the preferences of the patrons of 
the old Boston theatre were given 
much consideration. Despite the 
large size of the house it is built 
In such a manner that an air of 
cozlness is noted. Everything In 
the construction of the house is 
the last word in theatre building 
with ,^ P. Albce supervising Uie 
greater liiaauot'^t^he work. 

Its location is admittedly one of 
the best in the city. One of the 
first Indications of the th'rcat to 
other houses contained in the open- 
ing of this house was the changing 
of the policy of the Washington 
street Olympla, one of the chain 
of the Gordon houses here, to a 
four-a-day schedule. 



A policy change at Keith's RN 
vera, Brooklyn, omits vaudeville 
during the first half of the week, 
leaving a feature picture with pre- 
sentations and short reels. The last 
half continues with the usual vaude- 
ville and a picture. Another change 
is a raise in scale for the rear ot 
the orchestra, placing the entire 
lower floor at 75c. The first and 
picture half of the week is lowered 
to 15c. at matinees anc'. 30c. eve- 
nings. W. P. Wachtel is manager of 
the theatre. 

The Rivera ts the only house at 
present on the K.-A. circuit with 
this policy. 



G. 0. H. REOPENING 



Long 



Shut/- Down Did 
Business 



Not Affect 



DEARTH'S WIDER FIELD 

Memphis, Oct. C 
J. Lloyd Dearth, who for four 
and one-half years has been man- 
ager of I'antages here, will bo given 
a wider field of activity with the 
I'aclflc Coast managers' circuit and 
will do Hupervislon work over several 
theatres. 

Ills first mission for Pantagna will 
be to install a now manager for the 
Minneapolis house. 

Th^ question of a successor to 
Deartn "has not been definitely do- 
cidud. 



"the period dia«Nr which the 
Grand opera hou«» (ttb avenue and 
23d "street) was slosed when the 
owners and the city fire department 
had a conflict over the alleged viO'* 
iations of the house through the 
new building operations next door 
apparently did not affect the bust- 
ness on the reopening. 

The Grand for weeks prior to Its 
shut-down had trouble with the 
stagehands. Pickets were to bs 
seen dally fn front of the house. 

What is regardr ' as the best 
break f(^ tlie Grand, leaving aslds' 
its brush vlth the city and its clos- 
ing, waa the elimination of vaude* 
ville at Prdetor's 23d Street 

Alex Haalon Is again booking th« 
Taudevllla Is the Grand. 

VAUDlmLEIN 
SHINEHOUSES 

Four Upstate Picture The« 

atres Booked by Fally 

Markut 



Fally Markus has consummated a 
booking . deal whereby the B. F. 
Shine picture circuit with head- 
quarters in Gloversville, N. T., has 
turned over its RIalto, Little Falls; 
Liberty, Herkimer; State, Corning, 
and the Babcock theatre, Bath, all 
in New York state for vaudeviUs 
showa 

Markus will book In three acts the 
last half of each week, this booking 
to continue as long as business 
warrants. 

There haa been much speculation 
as to which agency would land ths 
Shine houses, but Markus waa se- 
lected from all the Independents 
atriving to land them. 









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iAFAYEnZ, BUFFALO, 
ACT SAID "OPPOSITION" 



'fi^^f^.'^-'/f . 



Powers' Elephants Cancelled 

t—Complains to Managers' 

Association 



The V. M. P. A, la Investigating 
a complaint from the Lafayette, 
Buffalo, a Sun-Keeney booked 
vaudeville house, agalnat Powers* 
Elephants. Tho complaint alleges 
the act was booked the week of 
Oct. 26 and .sub-seiniently cancelled, 
tho net Informing Its agent (Wlrth- 
llamind) It had been Informed the 
house was "opposition" to ths 
Kelth-Albco Circuit 

The Gus Sun Circuit Is a memkflr 
of tho VauJtjvllle Managers Prot 
live A3.«oclation and Issues a paj 
I'lay contract 



VARIETY 



VAUDEVILLE 



Wednesday, October 7, 1925 



ABOUT AGENTS AND BOOKINGS 



Varloty's story anent the elimination of the vaudeville agent has 
l>een the chief topic of conversation among the artists representa- 
tives since it aiipeared. 

One point made by an agent was In relation to the attitude of 
the head of the largest affiliated circuit. This ofTldal Is known to 
be anti-agoni but the agents point to the stragetlcal position of his 
i-lrcuit which la In a position to view acts after they have been 
illscovprcd and broken in on the K-A Circuit. 

This circuit, through Its relation to the K-A Circuit, dodges all 
the usual preliminaries of discovery. Due to the vacillating system 
now used before a new act's salary Is set In vaudeville and the custom 
of booking from week to week, it is In a position to sit back until 
an act plays the lalace or some other big time house, and then 
step In and route the finished product. 

If the K-A Circuit eliminated agents this condition would auto- 
matically disappear. In the opinion of the agents. They dig up the 
new material and in many cases are responsible for the tip-off to 
the circuit mentioned on acts that are "breaking In" or "hiding 
around." The circuit's scouts thus have pre-knowledge on the act 
and are able to book It Immediately, due to their excellent salary 
setting system, which guarantees quick action. 

The same cli'cult could send out Its own emissaries but they 
would have to Increase their numbers considerably to enable them 
to cover an equal nmoimt of the territory now covered by the 
regular agents In their dally rounds. 



LEVY'S TEXAN TINE 



Chicago, Oct. «. 
The Dent Enterprises of Texas 
turned over to the Bert Levy Circuit 
houses In the following towns: 
Amarillo, Wichita Falls, Abillne, 
Breckenridge, Ranger and Bastland, 
which take on Levy vaudeville at 
once. Waco haa been added to the 
Levy booka aa a full week and 
Yuma, Ariz., la azpecteC to come in 
later. 



MUSICIANS BACK 
ONWEU^'TERMS 



POLICY IN PROVIDENCE 
HURTING OTHER HOUSES 



Albee's New Local Policy Met 
by Picture Name Attrac- 
tions in Opposition 



Providence, Oct. 6. 

Opening of continuous vaudeville 
and pictures from 1 to 11:30 p. m. 
at the Albee theatre here has cut 
deeply Into the business of the two 
other pop houses. 

The Emery is reported to have 
been hardest hit during the three 
weeks of the new Albee policy. 
Manager Toohey claims, however, 
his regular customers are coming 
back and that last week was con- 
siderable of an improvement over 
the preceding lead fortnight 

Fay's theatre has staved off dis- 
aster by booking picture stars. 

The Emery has taken the cue and 
booked Lillian ("Dimples ") Walker, 
former Vitagraph luminary, who 
goes on the First National lot next 
month. She heads a company in 
the skit, "Home's the Thing." 



LILLIAN BOYER HURT 



Dropped From Aeroplane at Tren- 
ton Fair 



Trenton, N. J., Oct. 6. 

Lillian Boyer, daredevil avlatrix, 
will be confined to the McKlnley 
Hospital for at least a month pend- 
ing recovery of Injuries from a fall 
encountered In a drop from an 
aeroplane last Thursday when 
parachute balked and sent 
crashing to the ground. 

At the hospital It was said she 
had broken her left hip bone In 
three places in addition to fractur- 
ing several ribs. 

Miss Boyer had been appea''ing 
as the principal free attraction at 
the Trenton fair. 



her 
her 



Coast Dancers for 4 Years; 
Murray and Lee East 

Lo8 Angeles, Oct. 6. 
— David Murray and Hilda Lee, ap- 
pearing on the Pacific coast for the 
past four years and who will con- 
clude a 20-week engagement In the 
Famous Players houses here Oct. 
'17, will make a trip to New York. 

The couple have been sensational 
with their dancing in the prolog of 
"The Freshman" at the Million Dol- 
lar, appearing in conjunction with 
Warlng's Pennsylvanians. Upon 
the conclusion of "The Freshman" 
they are to go to the Metropolitan 
for a two-week farewell, with a 
special prolog built around them by 
Milton Feld. Then they will go to 
Salt Lake, Denver, Kansas City, 
Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland and New 
York. 

While In New York they will be 
under the mnnagemenf of William 
Morris. 



Law Attaches Act 

H. Robert Law through his at- 
torney attached the act of Marion 
Wilkens and Orchestra, Saturday, 
at the CO elusion of an engagement 
at the Olympic, Boston. The com- 
plaint was dismissed in the Boston 
court and the act forced to cancel 
this week as a result. 

The action of Law occured while 
the Vaudeville Managers' Protective 
Association was Investigating the 
same complaint tiled by Law against 
the act. 

Law Is reported to have claimed 
an Interest In the Wilkens act. Miss 
Wllkens was formerly employed by 
Law In another act as were two of 
the musicians in the Wllkens or- 
chestra. Another alleged infringe- 
ment was a "radium" number In 
the Wilkens act. 



Short Strike at Norfolk — 

Only Union Untuc- 

ceMful 



Norfolk. Oct. «. 

Otto Wells, general manager ^f 
the Jake Wells Amusement Com- 
pany, has reached an agreement 
with the musicians employed at the 
Colonial, Academy, Wells, Norva 
and Strand theatres and they re- 
turned to work yesterday. 

The settlement of a short strike 
was made after negotiations with 
union oincials from New York and 
following Wells' talk with head- 
quarters men, the strikers' commit- 
tee renewed negotiations with 
Wells. After a long conference, 
they agreed to accept his original 
proposal in <ull. 

Under this agreement he Is given 
a week to place non-union musi- 
cians now In his employ elsewhere 
and also retains the right to make 
Individual contracts with his em- 
ployes and '.o terminate engage- 
ments with two weeks' notice. 

The rate now stands, leader, $65 
and the musicians, |4'{,.50. Wells 
also reserves the right to employ as 
many or as few men as he desires. 

The motion picture operators and 
stage bands, ordered out by their 
union heads in a sympathy strike, 
have also returned to work. These 
men had no sympathy with the 
musicians' strike and no grievances 
of their own, according to Mr. Wells. 

Norfolk to date is the only town 
where the musicians have not been 
successful in enforcing their de- 
mands. 



NEW THEATRES IN CONSTRUCnON 



Chicago. (Atlantic, addition and alterations) $350,000. 2924-28 W "hth 
St. Owner. H. Sihoenstadt & Co., 118 Michigan Ave. Policy not liiveti 

Chicago. $1,000,000. 1048 Sheridan Uoad. Owners, A»icher Brotliera' 
609 S. Wabash Ave. Policy not given. ' 

Cincinnati. $1,000,000. 420 Vino St. Owner, CIno Theatre Co 1'30 
Keith Building. Policy «ot given. ' " 

Columbus. $90,000. Clt\ eland and Oenesee Aves. Owner, 1. O of Tied 
Men, 1'rlbe No. 48, 2495 Cleveland Ave. Pictures. 

Easthampton, N. Y. $3.0,000. Owner, Oeorge Lewis, care of architects 
Ooodwillle & Moran. 56 W. 45th St., N. Y. V. Policy not given. ' 

Horton, Kant. $20,000. Owner, Marcel Block, Horton. I'oUry 
given. 

Kansas City, Mo. $200,000. 47th St. near Millcreek. Owner, 
Nichols Investment Co., 910 Commerce Building. Pictures. 

Lsroy, N. Y. $100,000. Main St. Owner, Ralph E. Blouvet. M;iln St, 
Policy not given. 

Libartyville, III. $80,000. Owner. Carroll Oridiey, First National lUink, 
Policy not given. ^ 

Milwaukas. $600,000. Frawell Ave. between Ivanhoe and Kennilworth • 
Owner, Mai Investment Co., 425 E. Water St. Pictures. 

Milyvauke*. (Colonial) $300,000. 15th and Vliet Sts. ^wner. Colonial 
Amusement Co., 984 Sherman Blvd. Policy not given. 

New Kensington, Pa. (Remodelled). $30,000. Fifth Ave. Owner, $• 
Malmovltz, Columbus Amiisement Co., Fifth Ave. Policy not given. 

New York City. $3,000,000. W. S. Eighth Ave., between &6th and 57th 
Sts. Owners, P. Zlegfeld and W. K. Hearst. Legitimate. 

Philadelphia. $250,000. 4700 Franklin Ave. Owner, W. Frelhofer, 20th 
and Indiana Ave. Capacity, 2,200. Policy not given. 

Racins, Wis. $350,000. Fifth and Lake Sts. Owner, Rlulto Amuse- 
ment Co., 1003 Lake Ave., Racine. Policy not given. 

Woodlawn, Pa. $30,000 FranMln Ave. Owner, Anthony P. Jin. ears 
of Strand Theatre, Franklin Ave. Pictures. 



not 
J. C, 



HOOFERS CLUB 



Colored Society Changes Tit's After 
Official Visit 



The Vaudeville Comedy Club, 
Inc.. the rendezevous for colored 
professionals at 2237 7th avenue. Is 
no longer operating under that 
name. 

It appears that the club was vis- 
ited by Federal minions looking for 
evidence of liquor selling with the 
result the V. C. C. operators de- 
cided that a change of name was 
imperative. 

The club Is now known as the 
Hoofers' Club. 



Dell-Weber Marriage 

Memphis. Oct. 6. 

Delano Dell, at Pantagee this 
week, and Carrie Weber (Weber 
Sisters), playing at the TrI- State 
fair, were married at the Pan thea- 
tre yesterday. 

Rev. W. E. Clark, pastor of the 
Community church, performed tl\e 
ceremony. 



FRANK BENDER FELL 16 FT. 

Maiden, Mass., Oct. 6. 

Frank Bender, acrobat (Bender 
and Armstrong) escaped with slight 
injuries in a headlong fall from an 
aerial trapeze during the perform- 
ance Saturday night at the Strand. 

Bender miscalculated a toe catch 
and dropped head down some 15 
feet. The fall knocked him uncon- 
scious. The curtain was rung down 
and a local physician summoned. 
After the latter had administered 
restoratives the acrobat refused fur- 
ther medical attention claiming that 
he was all right except suffering 
from nervous shock. 



New Rochelle Plans Filed 

New Rochelle. N. Y., Oct. 6. 

Plans have been filed with the 
local department for a $400,000 
theatre building, at Main street and 
Centre avenue, one of the busiest 
sections. 

The building is to be erected by 
the 1925 Realty Corporation, 295 5th 
avenue, New York. Herbert S. 
Krapp, 1660 Broadway, Is the archi- 
tect. The name of the theatrical 
Interests Involved have not been di- 
vulged but It Is reported the Keith- 
Albee people will take over the house 
on completion. 

New Rochelle has only one thea- 
tre of any considerable size, Loew's, 
.seating around 2,000. The new thea- 
tre will seat 3,032. 



VAUDE LEADER IN CABARET 

The first time a pit orchestrj* 
leader has been engaged to perform 
after theatre in a night place is 
Jerry Friedman's contract for the 
new Caravan club in Oreenwich 
Village. Friedman is the regular 
house conductor at Keith's River- 
side and with Nick Goldman will 
head the cafe band. 

Jane Gray, society woman, and 
C. A. Newman, known in uptown 
restaurant circles, are behind the 
new place, which will have Cecil 
Cunningham, Rose Stone and other 
talent booked by N. T. Granlund. 



Adsis Rowland's Return 
Adele Rowland Is returning to 

vaudeville In a singing turn. Miss 

Rowland will open at Keith's. 

Washington, within two weeks. 
Jenny Jacobs booked the come 

back. 



Bill Marshall's Club Dept. 



"Chicago, Oct. 6. 



'"'" uiiaerthp dlrpcfoFship of Williiim 
R. Marshall the Club Department of 
the W. V. M. A. will be r. thri.-uenf il 
as the "Private Kntertainment l>i- 
Vision of the Orpheum and As.socia- 
tlon Vaudeville Circuits. " 

Marshall succeed.^ Boyle Wool- 
folk, former club head. Harry Boms 
and Harry Fetferer will be with Mr. 
Marshall, each having had experi- 
ence under Woodfolk, 

"Bill" Marshall Is a former news- 
paperman and publicity expert who 
has been In and out of the show 
bunlncns for 20 years. 



Boom at Jacksonville 

From accoiint.s reaching New 

York the real estate boom In Florida 

vhas, rciifh?'*' "I' *" '*■" ^^ Jackson- 

• viile,^ n'*'*r the northern end of the 

-•^tiite. 

Illlherlo J;i( k.sonvllle had been 
looked upon as out of the realty ex- 
citement zone through the town 
beiiiK rather chilly in weather, as 
compared to lis HlstcC cities several 
hundred miles farther south. 



Kouns Orpheum-Booked 

Nellie and Sara Kouns will open 
next week at the Orphcum, San 
Francisco, preliminary to a tour of 
the Orpheum Circuit. 

Also booked by Alf T. Wilton Is 
Johnny Burke and for the Orpheum 
time, starting next week at the Pal- 
ace, Chlca«ro. Besides his own turn, 
Mr. Burke will stage an afterpiece 
ior the road show he is with. 



NEI^N ANDERSON KILLED 

Dayton, Oct. 6. 

Nelson Aniletson, muflcal con- 
ductor at Keith's here was killed 
last week when a train struck his 
stalled auto on the Dixie Highway. 

The car stopped on the Big Four 
tracks and Anderson got his sisters 
and fiance out to safety when they 
discovered they had overlooked a 
five year old youngster. Bobbie 
Trubee. Anderson rescued the 
child before the train struck him. 



Jackson Dancers For K.-A. 
The J. W. Jackson Dancers from 
the Alhambra. London, wll^ open a 
tour of the Kelth-AIbee Clronlt The 
act Includes 12 dancing girls. 




I. A. ROAD CALLS 



As a result of the luiibility of 
.some of the local stagehands, op- 
erators and musicians utnons 
throughout some sections of the 
country to adjust local conditions 
the official road call ha.s been 
Issued by the International Alliance, 
the parent body of the h. h. ,ind 
m. p, o, locals. 

Among the biggest cities affected 
Is San Francisco where the officl.al 
road call becomes effective Oct. 14, 

Among the S. F. houses covered 
by the call are Wigwam, Prinoess- 
Orpheum, Golden Gate, Pantages, 
Warfleld, Union Square, Granada 
and Callfornla-St. Francis. The 
houses are affected throuxh the 
trouble Local 162 (picture oper- 
ators) is having with the theatre 
managements who have refused to 
accede to its demands. 

Local 390 (mixed) Lynilihurg, 
Va.. having differences with Uio 
Academy, has the International call 
effective Oct. 14. 

The call Is against the Winter- 
garden and Palace. Jamestown, N* 
y. where Local 266 (mixed) Is af- 
fected. 

All the union stagehands are out 
at Niagara Falls, N. T. where the 
Strand. Cataract and BcUevue 
theatres have declined to adjust 
differences. A mixed local. No. 121 
covers N. F. 

At Wilmington, Del., the official 
road call of both the stigchanda, 
operators and musicians, is tem- 
porarily withheld pending a settle* 
ment which may be made this week. 

At Enid. Okla.. Local 312 (stage- 
hands) had trouble with the mu- 
nicipal operators of Convention 
Hall and although things had ap- 
parently been agreed upon, the ad'* 
justment was rescinded apparently 
as the I. A. has a ro.id call .istalnst 
It, effective Oct. 19. 

A road call was placed on the 
Grand. Burlington, la.. Sept. 26, 
through Local 385 (mixed) unable 
to straighten out its confr.'cl.s with 
the house. 



Adams and Thomas 

Go Diflferent Ways 

Vera Thomas (Adams and 
Thomas) ha.s left v.audevllle to play 
the Helen Bolton role In the road 
company of 'My Girl." Rex Adams 
has shelved his vaudeville turn In- 
delinitely. He has signed to direct 
the new comedy film series wltlr- 
Don Barclay and Chnrlie Wilkins as 
the comics. 

Adams will direct 12 twu-rcclers 
and two five-reeled featmcs, m.iklnK 
the .series on the Coast. 

At present Wilklns Is playinff 
vau<levlllo In the Loew houses. 



AUSTRALIAN MUSICAL ACT 

The Three Australian Italia Hoyt 
playing jazz with banjo, pl.i hp and 
drums, arrive on the "Scylhia " Oct 
17 for vaudeville appearaticcH 
first New York dale will be J 
Bushwick, Brooklyn, Nov. 2. 



rhcJf 
t the 



ALWAYS STOPPING AT THE BEST 
Week of Sept. 21, next to closing (last but one), Victoria Palace, 
Ix)ndon, following Ml.ss Klla Shields, who is a terrific hit. Our return 
engagement, thanks to Mr. Jack Hayman, In four weeks. 

KIMBERLY and PAGE 

Ulkirious Laughter, Applause and Speech 



Stanton's Revue 
Val and Ernie St.nnton 
duce a revue turn for the 
It win include .'<lx girls, 
donni and straight man. 
will be produced under direction 
Wllllatn Morris. . 

The Stantons lately r.iurneo 
from London. 



will pro* 

bit,- lim* 

ji prim* 

The act 

of 



Wednesday October 7, 1925 



VAUDEVILLE 



VARIETY 



• 



INSIDE STUFF 



ON VAUDEVILLE 



Aciording to report, Marion Bent's uncle is said to have been one of 
the silent partner* In the Hooney-Bent show, "The DauRhter of Rosie 
Q><^;ni(ly." It is said the show may not reach Broadway until after 
the li()lid;i-y»- Both Pat Rooney and his wife, MIsfl Bent arc -eported 
unanimous in the Intention to iteep It off of Broadway until it la In 
the playin? ^hape they desire. Further road time was booked last weel< 

An expanding trunk full of flowers was among the floral tributes to 
Alice Lloyd last week at the Palrice. A 5th avenue firm called up Ml.ss 
Lloyd saying it would like to present her with a trunk of the new ex- 
pansion style as It ha<! tlie Prince of Wales and the Prince accepted. 
Alice replied she didn't want to be up-stage In the face of the Prince; 
to send the trunk along. And that's the nifty way the firm did it. 

Miss Liloyd was immedintely routed by the Keith-Albee office upon 
her Palace engagement. This week she is at Iveith's Philadelpliia, next 
week Washington, then Boston, then Riverside, New York, etc. 



According to house manaRers, actors are still missing first shows 
through the practise of making jumps in automobiles. Accidents and 
flat tires are given as the unlooked for impediments which make them 



lat-. 

Through acquisition of a number of houses by Famou.i Players in 
outside sections which were playing or were to have arrcnged for a few 
acts of vaudeville as an added attraction to the regular picture feature, 
a number of New York's independent variety bookers have found all 
negotiations off as a result. It was also understood that the Rowland 
ft Clark houses in the Pennsylvania roglons that had paved the way 
for vaudeville bookings from New York offices have called off all 
negotiations through a late change In their plans. 



From No. 2 on a vaudeville program to next to closing in Broadway's big- 
gest musical production ("Sunny") Is what happened to Pert Kelton, that 
sweet 17-year-old dauiThter of her very well known and popular parents, 
. who were In the same vaudeville for a long while. In placing Pert In 
'' the next to closing spot of the "Sunny" show, Charles B. Dillingham 
- again evidenced what seems to be his unerring judgment In the selec- 
tion of Important performers. Pert did not have that position when 
"Sunny" opened In Philadelphia but she hopped right into It when 
called upon after other and more seasoned performers had gleefully 
dotl'ied it. It's around 11:15 when Pert appears for her specialty. 

For a slip of a girl like Pert, who Is b6th pert and pretty, too. to 
graduate so swiftly bestows a great credit mark for her folks, for Pert 
really started alone only last Christmas time, finally getting into the 
Palace. New York, In *+ie spring. It was at the Palace she was No. 2. 

Pert started with Mrs. Kelton (Sue), doing a sister act. billed as 
Bue and Pert Kelton, with Mr. Kelton loading the orchestra. Previously 
there were the Three Keltons,* father mother and another daughter. 
Gladys, (now married). 

The Keltons have many friends and all of them have been interested 
tn Pert, watching her advent as a single and happy now that their 
lalth and Judgment In Pert have been vindicated thrcugh her landing 
■o solidly In a Dillingham show. 



■When Variety »f Sept. 16 reached London a howl went up oV'->r the 
Btory on the foreign pages about Edith Kelly Gould slapping the face 
of Nattova, the Russian dancer. It also stated that Miss Kelly after- 
ward remarked: "If it had been on a side street, I'd have killed her." 
Nattot'a la the same dancer said to have slapped Toots Pounds when 
both were in "Sky High" at the London Palladium. 

The howl appears to have come from the Kelly-deCourvllle side of 
the unpleasantness. Nattova, the one_ slapped, has yet to be heard from. 
Variety was requested by cable to de'ny the slapping story as some one 
must have hoaxed Variety Into printing It, the cable said. 

Also Variety's attention was called to the legal aspect; that to say 
anyone had said she would have killed another person, and with killing 
« crime almost anywhere excepting In Chicago, that Variety had laid 
Itself wide open for a libel action. 



Last week in Variety Alf T. Wilton, the agent, In his advertisement, 
Bald "I Believe In advertising." Therefore It must have taken Alf 
■Wilton four years to reach that decision. Last week was exactly four 
, years since Mr. Wilton ordered his standing advertisement in the Bills 
— Next Week department of this paper. Since that time Mr. Wilton has 
Jumped in rank to the second vaudeville agent of the country in point 
of acts and business handled. 



Two national quartet contests are about to be launched, one by the 
Class A and B radio broadcasting stations, and the other by the Kelth- 
Albee vaudeville circuit. The Kelth-Albee stand against radio has been 
■tressed repeatedly In the jiast which occasioned considerable comment 
when a letter to the broadcasting" stations from Dr. Slgmund Spaeth, 
sponsor of the radio contest, promised the winners a week at the K.-A. 
Hippodrome, New York, for the finals and a future Kelth-Albee route. 

The K.-A. officials denied a tie up with Spaeth or radio jind stated 
they would not recognize any radio winners. The "radio" proposition to 
make it a vaudeville and radio contest was turned down by J. J. Murdock, 
K.-A. general manager. 

The Spaeth angle seems to be the publication of "Barber Shop Ballads," 
* book of close harmony edited by Spaeth and Illustrated by Ellison 
Woover, with a foreword by Ring Lnrdner. The book sells for $2, includ- 
ing two quartet phonograph records. 



When Mrs. Edna TInney last week asked Justice Strong to appoint 
• receiver for a $20,000 mortgage held cojolntly by herself and husband. 
*^nk TInney, now in Paris, on the TInney property at Baldwin. L. I., 
*o that her alimony of $200 a month and counsel fee for $5,000 be paid, 
">• action recalled that the pro<perty in question — Foxhurst — several 
years ago was intended as a part of a development growth by TInney 
*nd the late Sheriff ^gteve Pettlt of Nassau County. 

For some time af ter«,Tinney bought Foxhurst. the reaidentla,! part ^ 
we huge estate of the late Senator Fox, the place lay neglected with 
TInney and Pettlt (the latter only recently dying) of the opinion that 
Foxhurst, properly developed would turn over big money on the original 
•Bvestment. 

Then came Tinney's outside affairs with show girls and also the Im- 
provement of the place as a permanent residence with all talk of a 
proposed development discarded. 

Since Tinney's departure for Europe Mrs. TInney and her son, Frank, 
Ji"-. have occupied their Baldwin, L. I„ property. 

In recent weeks Mrs. Tinncy has been rehearsing a new act for vaude- 
ville, the comedian's wife to be featured in one of Charles Stoddart's 
oand turns. 

The court application by Mrs. TInney followed stories of Imogene 
^Bubbles) Wilson walking out on Frank in London to go to Vienna, 
where lived a sausage maker or something like that, whom Imogene 



had 



grown friendly with. Mrs. TInney (Edna Davenport) on top of that 



yarn, ran a blurb that she would still take back Frank, etc., reading 
^e one of those page things the tabloid or Sunday magazine papers 

" P'^y for If they can't get them any other way. 
if L^*" thought TInney would take care of himself after the "scandal 
■">n" with Imogene, and he away in London. A year of that and Tinney 
^«M have come back. But Frank didn't scom to change his ha:bits 
™"ch abroad. -Whether he will return here or when isn't known. He 
J«>k out one of the Hammersteln's music.iJs Into the Kngllsh provinces 
"th that company meeting a bad finish, all of the backers (and there 
* sal'i lo have been several of them) losing their investment. 




RIGHT OFF THE D^ 

By NELLIE REVELL 



VIOLET BARNEY 

with Herbert Warrei* 
in "The Mahatma" 
Loaned to Mr. Herbert Warren by 
Mi.<=8 Valerie Bergere. 



i)EAD LADY" GAG IS 
ORDERED OUT OF AQ 



Dillon and Parker Revue Loses 
Entire Scene's Value 



The Dillon and Parker Revue ran 
afoul of the K-A censors after 
playing the Broadway, New York. 
It was ordered to delete a gag. 

The gag was the punch line of 
entire scene. It Is an old revue and 
burlesque stand-by concerning the 
man In the crowded hotel who Is 
given a room on the top floor. The 
clerk Informs the guest that a lady 
is on the other side of a thin parti- 
tion. The guest retires but reap- 
pears In a few moments and breath- 
lessly informs the clerk, "That ladv 
Is dead." 

"I know It," responds the clerk, 
"but how did you find It out?" 



Ann Chandler in Cabaret 

Anna Chandler opens tonight 
(Wednesday), at the Hofbrau, New 
York, receiving $6(K) weekly. 
'D' Andres and Walter, last in "I'll 
Say She Is." are another new dance 
team at the Hofbrau, opening Oct. 3. 



ALLEN SUHMEBS OH BECOBSS 

Chicago. Oct. 6. 

Allen Summers, after 12 years of 
agenting. will make records for the 
Okeh. The discs will be mostly in 
dialect. 

Summers was well known as an 
actor prior to entering the booking 
end. "* 



W. & p. AT $5,000 

Weber and Fields are to make a 
tour of the bigger picture houses. 
They will open at the Lafayette, 
Buffalo, In November. 

The salary for the picture house 
appearances Is said to be $5,000 
weekly. 



Reopens Star, Elgin, III. 

Elgin. 111., Oct. S. 

Charles Hagedorn, of Chicago, has 
leased the old Star Theatre from 
Frank Sherwood and Fred W. 
Jencks, and will reopen In two 
weeks. It has 700 seats. 

The Star was closed 18 months ago 
by Ralph W. Crocker, owner, when 
he opened the new Crocker Theatre. 



.\n interesting stor.v Is told how "Tea for Two." the musical com'.>dir 
sr)ng that has brought a small fortune to Vincent Younians, it.s writer, 
came Into existence. The "Nonettc" show had been in rehearsal for 
several weeks but tlie producer was still dissatisfied with the music. 
There was no outstanding number in all three acts and he bedeviled 
the writer of the score for a new and unusual number. 

For a whole day the comi)oser tried out themes at his piano but 
couldn't get a rejU lnsr>lration from the whole eigiit octaves. .Midnight 
came .inil still noKiiiig had been accom,iIl.shed. Finally, the man III 
the apartment next door got tired of listening to the rough improvisa- 
tions taking plac<' on the Ivories and began to bang on the wall. His 
knocks had a peculiar rhythm. Youmaiia listened a moment and the 
knocking seemed to translate itself to his piano. It gave him the idea 
for a new and extraordinary swing. Inside of half an hour the tune 
was on paper, ready to bring Its writer many thousands in rovalties. 

And now there is another firm believer in the proverb, "Every knock 
is a boost." — 



As the writer watched Alice Lloyd's American reappearance at the 
Palace last we<'k one of the things that came to mind was her first 
openin.u; in New "i'ork 17 years ago. She went on No. 2 at the Colonial 
at the matinee for $75 a week, but that same night she had brome the 
headliner and her name was in lights. 

On the same bill were the MacNaughton Brothers — to one of whom 
.Miss Lloyd was married. 



By Monday night this columnist was ready for more entertainment 
and made sure of It by going to a dinner party at Dan Frohman'a 
ui)arlment high up in the Lyceum Theatre building. That the enter- 
tainment was there may be judged from the fact that the guests Included 
Rita WoiniarT and her husband, Maurice Marks, and Lillian Laftery 
and her spouse. And any one who reallly wants to know the lo\ e of 
Dan Frohman's life has but to spend an evening with him and find 
out — it's the Actor's Fund. 



"The Evening Telegram" is now carrying pictures of its signed women 
wrltei^s at the heads of their columns. Wish they would plaster the 
likeness of Frank Vreeland at the top of his tower of chat. We have 
been an ^rdent Vreeland fan ever since he first started his theatrical 
comment column in the "Herald," yet it we met him on the street we 
wouldn't know him from Joe Zilch. But we would ^tlU think that he 
had coined the shortest and most expressive description we have ever 
<«een when he denominates musical comedies as "Hoot and Mouth 
Displays." 



OPEN, PEARLY GATES 

Mary had a little lamb, 

A lobster and some prunes, 
A glass of milk, a piece of pie. 

And then some macaroons. 
Besides she'd had six little clams, 

And Ice cream last of all, 
And as the' doctors gathered 'round. 

She heard the angels call. 



The porters at the Pennsylvania station have organised a union with 
a nunat>er of objects in view. One of the most important is to dis- 
courage the habit of the traveling public of calling every man who 
wears a red cap, "George." It seems reasonable enough since If a man 
is the kind of a fellow who ought to be called "Qeorge," his parents 
would have named him that in the beginning. 

Now if the manicurists will band together to protest against men 
calling them all "Olrlle," this will be a pretty fine world for the work- 
ing classes. And if the millinery saleswomen will only stop calling 
their customers "Dearie" I would not run so much chances of going 
back to the hospital. 



Another story by Harry Grant, Orpheum Circuit auditor and raconteur 
pre-eminent: 

An Italian olive-oli importer with a. country wide buslneaa followed, tba. 
practlce of colleatlng his bills by sending through his bank a sightdraft 
upon his various 'customers. One of his smaller accounts was that of 
a grocer in Wichita, who had always honored the drafts promptly each 
month. But one month there was som<» delay and finally the draft 
came back unpaid and marked. "Man Dead." Somehow another was 
.sent out the following month and this was returned more promptly. 
Across the corner in red pencil was written: "Man still dead." 



:? -^: Burns With Miina 

Chicago, Oct. «. 

Bob Burns, publicity manager of 
the Chicago Pantages office, lias 
been appointed assistant to Ed 
Milne, in the New York Pan oflflce. 

Burns will ofllclat* in his new 
capacity commencing next week. 



Capitol, Indianapolit, with Vaude 
Indianapolis, Oct 8. 

The Capitol, former Mutual bur- 
lesque, reopcne«t Oct. 4 witli 
vaudeville, booked by Billy Diamond. 

The hou.se will play a full week, 
with five acts and a feature. 



Frank Van Hoven says ho played on the same bill with a strong man. 
The Hercules had big iron weights an* apparatus that looked as though 
it weighed tons. And Saturday night he mot him at the station. The 
strong man was checking his props and together with his trunk they 
made just 80 pounds excess baggage. .7 .. 

Van and Schenck. the ent< rtalncrs, have been engaged to do their 
stuff In a Florida cabaret next winter at $4,000 a week. Where are 
they going to put this cabaret? I thought the only buildings down there 
were real estate ofrices. 



Our own Eddie Jacob! Is back from the famous gfrotto of Lourdes, 
France, cured of a heart ailment of 14 years standing and one which 
the doctors seemed unable to aid. It is ju.sl another proof of my con- 
tention that J^nyone who prays and then believes that his prayers will 
come true, will not be disappointed. Faith not only moves mountains 
but it makes them dissolve into thin air as though they had never existed. 



A little booklet received from tljf . Virginia Hotel, Chicago, contains 
oomplet«'ih*tructlon8 for Back Seat Drivers. They are. "SHUT UP!" 



FORUM 



Gertie Saunders Leaves Show 
Gertie Saunders, & principal with 
the colored show, 'Lucky Sambo," 
left It In iJuffaio. 

Miss .Saunders, with a pianist and 
two boys, will do an act iu vaude- 
ville. 



Editor Variety 

In this week's Istue of your paper, 
I see that a Harry G. Bates la in 
the cast of Mr. Wood's production, 
"The Pelican." 

I have i)een many years in the 
theatrical business and no far have 
been the only Harry O. Bates. I 
wi.sh to state that I atn not in any 
production In New York, nor do I 
expect to be for some time to come, 
a.<» I am playing In my own act, 
and from all appearances shall be 
for some yeava t« come. 

Harry G. nates. 



rrhe Harry O. Bates listed In 
"The Pelicln" cast in Fred.Tiek 
rCerr's vulet who rolH him on th. 
stage in a , wheel (bnir and ba.s no 
sjiciKing part). 



Arthur West's Jobs 
Arthur West's evenings are com- 
pletely filled, but despite his flock 
of Jobs he hadn't lost a pound of 
weight. West is appearing in 
"High Jinks," after which he night- 
ly rolls to the Village being master 
of ceremonies at the Club Barney 
(Gall.int). On Sundays, during the 
early st-ctlon of the evening, he 
etitertiin«) at Woodmansten Inn. 
He 1.1 also booked for the 400 Club, 
which is being reopene<l by Fred- 
die Coat CM. 

West has a "Jinks" sign on his 
cir and offers to Install a ticket "^ 
rack. 



The 16 Jacknon Girls, trained by 
.Tnlinti.v Jackson, Kn^'Ilsh dancing 
.>^clin..i. arrive hero shortly to play 
t'ae Palace, New York, S'/V. 9. 



IC 



VARIETY 



Wednesday, October 7. 1925 



Rewritten news items 

which have appeared 

within the week 

in the 



NEWS FROM THE DAIUES 



Daily Papers of 

NEW YORK 

CHICAGO 

COAST 



This department caitains rewritten theatrica! news item* as publishac* f^uring the week in the daily papers of New York, Chicago and the Pacific Coast. 
Variety takes no credit for these nuws itemss -"^ i:->i every one has been rewritten fronrt ■ daily paper. 



NEW YORK 



Tho morn;n;;'s "N'ows" ami "Mir- 
ror" havo bo>;iin idciiiicul cuntests 
to llml "Now York's most beautiful 
girl," offpring the wiiinrr a filni 
contraot. Tli«; "Xows" is tied up 
With F.'iinoiis Playeis. while the 
"Alirroi" Is aligiu'd with L'niveisa' 

A 56-story hot^l, the tallest in the 
\*or;d, will bo huilf on the Cornelius 
VuiultThilt estate, 5th ave., at a7th 
and 58th streot^s. The cost of tho 
proposed piojcot will amount to 
125,000,000. . 



at Kllis Island. The elder Barhaios 
L-ai)ie to tlii.s countr'- in February, 
1924, and are playing at Malorl'.s 
theatre. New York. 

U the plea to Davis fails, the cliil- 
dren miy bo admitted for four 
months as visitors. They will then 
have to return to Italy, but eaoh 
year may come over for the four 
month stay. Jiarhato and his wife 
were admitted under the DllUnyham 
law, which permitted actors to "en- 
ter permanently." 



Vivieniio S^sal nnnouni'OS she 
Will .<!\ie Hoboi t Amoa for a di'.orc". 
Miss Sega), It was repor'.ed, said 
little othor thun that she contom- 
pl.ited naming a "well known ac- 
tress." i^nies and Allss Mogal were 
married in 19113. 



Mrs. Lydia Locke Maiks Dorn- 
b'afer, much married opera siitK^r. 
wa.s indicted ly a Federal grana 
Jury on tho charge of causing an 
obscene ;ctter to b»» sent through 
the mails. She pleaded not puilty 
and was held in $1,000 bail by'Fed- 
eral Jud>;e Kstes. 

The iniUctmont followed tho com- 
plaint of Arthur S. Marks, president 
of the Skinner Organ Co., her foi- 
mer husband, who "charged Mrs. 
Dornblaser with sending a letter at- 
tacking the morals of his present 
wife, to her. At the time of her 
divorce from Marks, Mrs. Dorr- 
blaser was given a large settlemen 
with the agreement that if she 
would lead a moral iife until Oct. 1. 
last, Marks would pay her >50,000. 
It Is now hinted that Marks' pres- 
ent charge is being used as th< 
means of slipping out of the agree- 
ment. Mrs. Dornblasers name 
broke ln;o the dailies last year when 
she turned up with a child she al- 
leged belonged to Marks. It wah 
later proved the infant was not hers 
but had been taken from an asylum 



Temporary permission to remain 
In the United States untiK Feb. 1, 
3926, has been granted Mrs. Hannan 
Chaplin, mother of Charlie Chap-it. 



The now T'nivorsal Artists, 
of which S. Hurok Is managing <ll- 
rei'tor, is negotiating for two New 
York theitres, it Is said. 



An announcement purported to 
have come from Aline MoGill. r-r- 
self, stales that she and George 
Webber, wealthy Chicago rc.tltor, 
were recently divorced In the . ecord 
time of three days. 



Photos of the y<ju:hful features of 
tho "rejuvenated 'Faiwy Ward h.avo 
been decorating front pages of New 
York's tabloid papers the past week. 
The pictures begin when the actress 
arrive from Hurope. .__■ 



Charging her with bigamy Ed- 
ward Edwiij Greene vaudville actor, 
was granted a divorce from Virginia 
Beatty by Justice Lydon in Bronx 
Supreme Court. Greene jumped in 
from Chicago, where he Is playing, 
to appear at the trial while his wife 
failed to appear. 

Ureene.said he returned to their 
apartment one day and found his 
wife with another man, whom she 
later confessed to having married in 
1921. "When she married Greene, Miss 
Beatty is alleged to have said, she 
thought that her previous husband 
was dead. 



worth, P&ul McAUIster, Basil Uath- 
bone, Frederick Worlock, Krnest 
Stallard, Olgu Lee, Royal Tracy. 



"The Patsy" will give a profes- 
sional matinee at the La Salie In 
honor of Ashton Stevens of the 
"Herald-Examiner" and Charles 
Collins of the "Post." 



Mabel WIthee and Gerald Gilbert 
(Tell Me More"), with Marie Arm- 
.strong Hecht were reported to have 
n.irrowly escaped a holdup. 

MarlMe Mansfield was crowned 
"MIPS Centennial" at the recent 
100th birthday celebration in Ia- 
fayette, Ind. 



Jazz is tied with grand opera for 
third place In the vote being tabu- 
lated by the Broadcast Listeners' 
Association. The radio fans voted 
their preference as 1, classical; 2, 
old-time songs; 3, jazz and opera. 

A temporary Injunction restrain- 
ing the management from selling 
alcoholic liqaors has been Issued 
against Colosimo's. The cafe Is .still 
open on probation. 



B. & K. have booked Universal's 
i "Phantom of tho Opera" for a run 
[ at the Roosevelt. 



Marjorle Leach, actress, turned 
heroine when she captured Frank 
"White, alleged robber, last week. 
Miss Leach was returning to her 
apartment last Monday, she said, 
aikl met White and another man 
on the stairs. When she got to her 
door she saw it had been "Jim- 
mied" so she turned around and ran 
after White. She caught him and 
held on to hig^arm. screanjirT tm- 
til attracting a poircemnn. Whit* 
was held in $1,000 bail. 

Ganna "Wal.ska McCormick, l&pera 
diva, before sailing for the United 
St.i es last week, siKned a contra n 
with the Clnes Company, French 
fl'.m concern, to .star In a forthcom- 
ing- production. This is Mmo. 
"Walska'B flr.st motion (licture ven- 
ture. 

William llershberg, plo leer film 
man, shot and killed himself Oct. 4 
at his home, 4908 .Sheridan road, 
Chloa'Ro. 

Fifteen years ago llershberg was 
a partner of Balaban and Katz in 

•the Community Picture Theatres. 
When Halaban and Katz began to 
erect their "palace" theatres he left 
them to continue with liis small 
lieiphborhood houses. He ha.] seven 
of them and later lost a fortune 

iWhen the larger theatres developed. 



Mary Spas, whom the millionaire 
Browning warned to adopt, denies 
she will marry El "W. Ferrari, actor, 
as was reported. 

Dorothy Martin, former wife of 
Edward Hillmari, and Samuel Roth- 
steln, son of Arnold Rothtseln, are 
married. The narrative had it that 
Mr. and Mrs. George W. Martin ad • 
mltted their daughter had been so 
cretly wed to Rothsteln a month 
ago. 

The Methodist Episcopal Church 
in its annual conference last week 
declared war anew on the stage, 
citing New York's naked shows as 
the reason. 

This branch of the Protestant 
church in America Is very power- 
ful, numbering about 4,000,000 com- 
munleantM. It is also closfily allied 
with Uie Methodist Eplscop;.'. 
Church, South, a division forme^I 
during the Civil War_, and the 
-Methodist Protestant Church. 

.The Methodist Church has Urns 

had a ban against the theatre witich 

lias recently been partially raised, 

and last year Us ban on danoini; 

(Continued on page 11) 



"Tell Me More" when It departs 
from the Selwyh will Jump direct to 
Los Angeles. . 



"Kosher Kitty Kelly" will be fol- 
lowed by Anne Nichols' "White Col- 
lars" at the Cort. 



Soviet music from Russia will be 
played by the Chicago Symphony 
Orchestra piis winter by way of 
contrast to native music. 

The Harding, newest of the Lub- 
llner & Trlnx houses, wfll open Oct. 
12 with 50 couples to be married in 
the theatre during the day. 

"Greenwich "Village Follies" will 
come to the Apollo when "Naughty 
Rlfiuette" has run its course there. 



The Charlotte Cushman Club of 
Chicago is open. The club accom- 
modates 21 young women and Is 
situated at 2826 S. Michigan avenue. 



George J. Goumas. proprietor and 
manager of the Mabel theatre, got 
Into print With the assertion that 
Len<>fe Ulrli first appeared before 
the public on" the stage of his the- 
atre. 



Mary Martin, who won $100 by 
remaining tied for 28 hours in the 
l)lack hole Of the museum ship 
"Success," has been hired to answer 
questions regarding her feat for the 
heneflt of the curious who pay to go 
aboard. 



CHICAGO 



Henry S. Paine, president of the 
Chicago .Magic Co., lost hi.s left hand 
and three fingers from the right In 
an exi'oslon last week; lie was the 
manufacturer of magical devices 
j and was mixing powder for a magic 
I stunt when the explosion occurred. 



8l'.1»,»; 



J 



The oonillfion of Jack Pid.ford 
ilurinii Ills recent illness is attribu- 
ted to bis overwrought nervous con- 
«lition (hiring which he is said to have 
**.'l#^«»*n,)e poa«eijHetJ,_^ itli vi"l<'nt V'al- 
ousles of hiswIfe.'^ni-nVn^JWU*^ ^^, 

This lii'iy have been ilie cause ol' 
the recent reports of a marital rift 
between tho pair. Plckfor.l denied 
any break. 



Appearing in West Ride Court, 
JjUriUo U.antazoff, dancer, charged 
Patrolman McKeon with unreason- 
ably inter'orlng with her and two 
friends as they were golii..? homo 
•arly Sundiy morning. The police- 
man said that his accuse.- ;tnd a 
Miss Edelstein had torn his nuifonii 
while MI.ss Kielstoln's brother had 
eiilled him some vile names which 
Included "swine" and "cheaij con- 
■tablo." 

The policeman asked for adjourn- 
ment until he could get a brother 
oflloer to testify for him. 



"My Son," after one week at the 
Playhouse, transfers to the Central 
which Is concluding its stock poli<'y. 
It is announced that the proposed 
production of "A (5ood Bad Woman ' 
at the latter house Is off. 

Flo Ziegfeld, In town, makes I'lalni 
that he will i-rect a theatre to bear 
his name iii tho l.iOop. 



Three thousand Austrlm film act- 
/>rB parndod the streets of Vienna as 
n protest against the Importation 
of foreign films. 



Cesaro Forinlchl, baritone with 
tho opera, arrived in, Chicago with 
the announcement that during the 
summer ho bad loosed hlm.self from 
Ills wife and is now engaged lo va- 
pouse Gf'a»;<!.41»»Hit', iilso a hlngor. 

Morris Gest from his suite in the 
Congress Hotel lust week gave out 
interviews to the effect that Chicago 
will at last see 'The Mlrcale," to be 
produced by himself, starting Feb. 3 
for four weeks at the Auditorium. 
.''Ix bundled seats will have to be 
removed to convert the house into 
the semblance of a cathedral. Lady 
Diana Manners will play the -Ma- 
donna, and Iris Tree, daughter of 
Kir Herbert Beer, will play the nun. 

Shirley Warde, leading woman for 
.some tiino wUh .the stock at the 
Central, has been gr.mted a divorce 
from Reginald Warde, who deserted 
her a yi'ar after their m.inlage, 
leaving behind a mass of unpaid 
bills, she alleged. The husband Is a 
movie actor. The wife received cus- 
tody of Cliarmlaii, two^y ear-old 
daughter. 



AS the last resort, plea iia« been 
made to Se<'relary of Labor i)>ivin ..im r.i 
t ) admit the two children of (iaetanollts Ne\ 
«n<1 Rmni.a Birbato, Itallnn actor Lceuni < 
and /jiiice.K.i. who are belntr fin'. 



"The Grand Duchess and the 

Walter." .Mfred .Savolr's new French 

comedy, produced by Gilbert .Miller 

.vlth Elsie Feiguson as the «tar, has 

w York premiere lU tho l,y- 

)ct. 1?. In snr>port of Ml' s 

ned I'eruiivon will appear .Alison SUip- 



LOS ANGELES 



Margaret Cullen Landl.s, actress 
in "Lady Be Good," collided with 
a motorcycle policeman In Holly- 
wood, while driving her car, caus- 
ing the police officer to suffer frac- 
tures of the lower vertebrae. The 
officer is in tho hospital. 

.Miss Landls was held blameless 
for the accident. 



Billy Alvln, an actor, was denied 
a divorce by Superior Court Judge 
Walter S. tOat^§,4rom Georgia Mar- 

Sim. ■ - ■ '^ ■■ ■ --". — ■■■ -■■'.; '■ •■ i --'.'T'JSSi^ 

Mrs. Marson was unable to ap- 
pear at the trial, she being In New 
York, and had a girl friend testify 
in her behalf. The suit was brought 
on grounds of desertion, but the 
court felt that Mrs. Marson should 
be present before a decree could 
be granted. 



Evelyn Carewe. stage and screen 
actress and sister of Ora Carewe, 
admitted she was the wife of John 
Lehners who is being held In .Sac- 
ramento In connection with the 
death of Al H. Hroyer. 

Miss Carewe Issued a statement, 
in which she said that she and her 
son had been separated from her 
huHb.ind for 12 years. She is living 
at Venice with her sister. 



1?^'onne Chappelle. dancer and 
screen actress and wife of Mel Kid- 
dle, a press agent, filed .suit against 
the Pacinc Electric Company for 
$7,702 damaitcs. The coinplaiiit as- 
serts that the machine in which she. 
was riding with her husband on 
.^ept, 3 was struck by an electric 
car and that she sustained nnmr 



ous Injuries for which she 
damages. 



asks 



William Johnston, 20, film actor, 
who pleaded guilty to a charge of 
forging Eugene O'Brien's name to 
$200 worth of checks, was sentenced 
to the State School at lone by Judge 
Sidney Reeve. O'Brien had re- 
quested that the court tre&t the boy 
leniently but the court felt he 
could not grant probation in the 
ease. 



S. 10. Stone, night watchman and 
utepfalhcr of Jack Hoxle, tllm actor, 
was Indicted by the Los Angeles 
grand jury on two charged of mur«- 
der In connection with the slaying 
of Nina and Mae Martin, asod 9 and 
12. more than a yeof ago. Stone at 
the time of his indictment w.as in 
the county jail serving a six months' 
trial on an ass.ault charge. Superior 
Judge Hahn, to whom the indict- 
ment was returned, ordered that he 
be hold wlthotrit "ttail. Hoxle, wh6n 
Informed of the Indictment of hl.s 
stepfather, asserted he would not 
take any steps In assisting In his 
defense against the murder charge. 
He said, "1 do not see any reason 
why I should." 

Alice Terry, after an .absence 
abroad of almost a year working In 
"Mare Nostrum," which her hus- 
band. Rex Ingram, directed. Is in 
Los Angeles for a brief visit with 
her mother. Mrs. Ella Teafe. Upon 
the conclusion of her visit here Miss 
Terry is to go to Nice, France, 
where her husband is to make an- 
other picture in which she will play 
the feminine lead. 



lice commission from Is.-uinr i.pr 
iTilis to any persona to ..p,.,-,,« 
dance halls where interiningliM" of 
races will be permitted. The reason 
for this measure is due to the ( ie» 
that Oricntajs and other fortii,-n e'le- 
ment have been patronizing' dance 
halls where white girls arc iis.d for 
dancing partners. 

The council will provide in tha 
ordinance that white women be pro- 
hibited from doing any bu.->iiics.s at 
the places with members of the ml 
ored races. The police have i,een 
making numerous arrests where 
they have found while women in 
the company or Orientals. 



According to reports, Jack Demp- 
sey has allowed Jerry the »;rttk his 
trainer, to follow in the foot.-tcp.s of 
Jack Kearns and Teddy Havo.i. u 
Is said that Gus Wilson, an KiisU.sh 
trainer, has replaced Luvaili.--. which 
is Jerry's right name. i 



Gladys J. PYy, known on the 
screen as June La Vcre, was granted 
$40 a week alimony, pending the 
trial of a divorce suit she has 
brought against Elmer M. Fry, shoe 
salesman. 

Mrs. Fry, told Superior Court 
Judge Gates that she was married 
on September 11, 1924, and sepa- 
rated on their first anniversary this 
year from her husband, because of 
cruelty on .his part. She said that 
one night when she chlded her hus- 
band for telling big lies to their 
guests he administered corpor.-W 
punishment upon her. 



According to the Montana Su- 
preme Court, which affirmed a de- 
cision over tho lower court, Rich- 
ard T. Rlngling, circus man, must 
pay a judghient of $322,480 to Hans 
p;ierlng and M. S. Cunningham, cat- 
tlemen of Helena. 

The suit was brought in connec- 
tion with the organization of a new 
cattle company to release from fi- 
nancial difficulties the Taylor's 
Fork Cattle Company, which the 
plaintiffs in the action own as part- 
ners. 



Pauline King was granted a di- 
vorce from Chas. L. King, Jr., screen 
actor. Mrs. King asserted that her 
husband was very jealous, would 
accompany her when she did her 
marketing and h.ad the habit of ac- 
cusing her of flirting if any friend 
spoke to Ijer in his absence. She 
also charged that he was stingy and 
only bought her three pair of shoes 
and stockings in six years. 

King was ordered to pay her $60 
a month for the support of herself 
and two children. 



George .Melford upon his return 
from Alaska will marry Diana .Mil- 
ler, screen actress, Nov. L'.'i. AUsg 
Miller is playing opposite i'.uck. 
Jones in "The Cowboy Prince" for 
Fox at present. Miss .MilUr was 
formerly the wife of William Boyd 
screen actor and Melford was also' 
previously married and is now 
waiting the interlocutory decree to 
become permanent. 

A deal whereby Gore Brothers and 
Sol Lesser become affiliated with 
Henry Newlan of Denver, who con- 
trols the First National distribution 
for Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico 
and Utah has been perfected. 

The deal provides for the erection 
of theatres by the Joint groups In 
Denver, Salt Lake City. Ogden. 
Cheyenne and other towns in that 
territory, which require an Invest- 
ment In the nelghlwrhood of $3,- 
000,000. 



Syd Chaplin was injured at .San 
Diego when he struck some piling 
after diving from the Coronado 
ferry, while making a scene for 
"Nightie Night Nurse." Hi-' injuries 
were not serious. ' 



"While engaged in a spec-.acular 
pirate fight, during tho making of 
"The Pirate,"» Douglas Fairbanks 
was cut deeply on the left side of 
the nose. He was fencing with 
Fred Coi*vena, expert swor'Unian. 
One of the thin steel points on the 
latter's rapier was thrust Into i-'air- 
banks' face. The studio offlcials 
say that a pebble on which Corvena 

slipped was responaible for hla misr 

judgment and the accident. 



Superior Judge Guerin, on grounds 
of de.'Tertion, grained Gladys E. Sills 
a divorce from Milton Sills, screen 
actor. The couple were married in 
London, May 26, 1910 and, according 
to Mrs. Sills, on Oct. 11, 1924, her 
husband told her he did not love 
her-«Mid did not care to live with her 
any rtiore, and left her. 
%^e couple bAve a daugUfcf, XK«:,'« 
otMy, 14, who win live with her 
mother. Sills is making a picture 
In the east. 



Freeman Wood, picture actor and 
his wife, employed In the Art de- 
partment at the Paramount studio, 
have separated and are living in 
different atwdes. It is said the 
cause of the separation Is that they 
had too many guests In a house 
that had too many rooms, all of 
which interfered whh the profes- 
sional careers of the Wood'.s. 



Bert T-ytoll. picture actor, was or- 
dered by .Superior Court Judge 
Thompson to pay $316 to Pauline 
H. Mulr, Income tax expert. Mj-s. 
Mulr brought suit for $544 on 
grounds that she agreed to prepare 
an amended Income tax report for 
the actor, for which she was to get 
10 percent of the refimd for her ser- 
vices. Lyioll, she declared, only of- 
fered her $150. The court decide<l 
on the compromise figure after lis- 
tening to the evidence. 



An ordinance will be adopted by 
tho city council *ft |)rohihH (ho po- 



Llsting lii.s liabilities as $S.S2a.97 
and assets at. naught, Frank Mayo 
tiled a voluntary petition of bank- 
ruptcy in New York. Among Mr. 
Mayo's creditors are Leopold 
Godowsky, pianist, and, as the 
father of Dagmar, his former 
father-in-law, to whom he owes 
$2,006 on loans. To Llcetig * 
Englander, his theatrical agents m 
Hollywood, he owes $250. Other 
items Include personal bills such a« 
hotels, laundry, etc. One daily had j 
It that Mayo's financial embarras- 
mcnt is due to heavy alimony and 
expensive gifts to Dagmar CodoW- 
sky and Ann Luther. 



With her automobile colliding with 
a car driven by M. C. Ross in Molly- 
wood, Kitty Doner, star of "Lady He 
(Jood" was slightly Injured. Mlsi 
Doner was on her way to I be thea- 
tre at the time of the accident. She 
was attended by a surgeon aiil pro* 
«ed^ to, the Mason oyeri hoiise, 
Whapc n)uiMna playing. ' "'^ v>M/i, 

Wallace Beery was arre.-^ted fo' 
parking his aut|moblle too long on 
a thoroughfare In Fresno. When 
arraigned before' Justice of the 
Peace Smith a sentence of live dayi 
In jail was Imposed upon biin. '* 
was suspended on condition '*"'*.? 
attend the automobile races in that 
city, which he promised to d'>. 






Mrs. Inez Withers claims tiuit her 
husband is a wonderful actor. He. 
on the other hand, assorts he's » 
bad actor, so It Is up to Sopei-ior 
Court Judge Gates to decide whether 
Withers is right or his wile. 

Mrs. Withers brought suit f'>r di- 
vorce, and asked that her alimony 
be allowed her in proportion to her 
husband's Income, which slie saia 
was around $400 per month. Uitliorfl. 
on the othor hand, declares l.c ^-''^ * 
hard job earning $100 per nioiith. Bi» 
attorneys also Informed the couri 
that, as he was not 21 years oi aK*' 
he could not be compelb.l i" 1'*^ 
alimony. This point led .UiiU> "'•l''^^ 
to order the submission of ''t"'**- 
before he woiiM make .t dii -i'>r>. 



Wednesday October 7, 1925 

= I' — 



TIMES SQUARE 



VARIETY 



11 



CONMENMET 

STRANGER AT 

STATION 



Retired Cattle Dealer 

Wouldh't Flip Coins— 

2 Taken as 'Lookouts' 



FRANK KIMBAU, CHORUS 
MAN, ACCUSED BY GIRL 

Freed on Seduction Charge, 

Married Man Rearrested — 

Formerly Waiter 



The Rlalto Is rid of four alloiTPd 
conflJpnfe men for a time. Two 
were sent to the Workhouse by 
Ifa^istrate McKlnlry In West Side 
Court for two months. The other 
two received sentences of 10 days 
each. All four have criminal rec- 
ords, the police charge. 

The quartet, well dressed, gave 
their names as Arthur Searles. 35. 
Hotel Cunaberland: Arthur Caiey. 
88, salesman, same hotel; George 
Rusell. 42, salesman, 370 West 58th 

street, and William Flaniiagan. 41, 
salesman, Woodstock Hotel 

Their arrMt was broujjht aboi't 
when it is alleged they attempted 
to swindle Sheldon Langley. a re- 
tired cattle dealer from Seattle, 
who Is stopping at the Alamac Ho- 
tel. Langley, rangy and dressed as 
an out-of-towner, had just aliKl:ted 
from a train at the Grand Central 
depot. 

Searles immediately bejcan a con- 
versatiun with him. Searles tolU 
Langley he was a stranger here and 
would Langley be oppoped to 
Searles "walking about" witli him. 
"Why, no," replied Langley. 

"Glad to have your company," 
said Langley. At 51st street and 
7th avenue Carey stopped Langley 
and Searles. "Beg their p.-vrdon," 
said Carey, "I'm an Englishman, a 
stranger here," and told of how he 
had been swindled by a wicked 
"American" woman. Carey began 
/to berate the Americans. Langley, 
a veteran of the Spanish-American 
war, was peeved. 

Searles and Carey suggested 
"flipping" coins. Sarles whispered 
in Langley's ear how they could 
"take" Carey, "the Britisher " Latig- 
ley wanted no part of the "B'nglish- 
man's" coin. 

Detectives Mugge, Barry and 
Buckley had "trailed" the confldenee 
men from the depot. As Searles 
and Carey began to match coins the 
detectives surrounded the quartet 
and placed them under arrest. 

Russell and Klannasan, according 
to the detectives were in the 
ofUng watching for the sleuths 
while the coin matching was on. 
W^hen searched the prisoners had J4 
in real bills and about ten thou- 
sand in "stage money." Hu.ssell and 
Flannagan received 10 days. 



''RUBBER" CHiCKS 



The happiness of Prank Kimball. 
24, chorus man in "Gay Taree," 
lasted only a few minutes when he 
was freed in West Side Court by 
Magistrate McKiniry on the charge 
at seduction. He was Immediately 
re-arrested on a- more serious 
charge on a Ijench warrant. Kim- 
ball lives at 272 West 72nd street. 
He was arrested a* he was leaving 
the Shubert Theatre by Detective"-- 
"Tom" Conklin and Hugh McGov- 
crn of the West 6Sth street station. 
Kimball was complained of by 
Krancea Horning, 20, of 56 Ea.st 
129th street who charged he Is the 
father of her 19 mor ' s' old baby. 
Kimball denies tho ciiarge, stating 
Miss Horning is incensed because 
he became a married man three- 
weeks ago. 

According to the detectives, Ml.s.s 
Horning stated that she met Kim- 
ball in a restaurant in Times 
square about two years ago wnen 
he WIS employ ^f' a" a waiter. They 
became friendly and she believe 1 
Kimball would marry her. He 
subse<iuently quit the :-es»aurant 
business. 

Miss Horning conducted a search 
for Kimball in many cities, she said, 
but >)ad been unable to locate him. 
Rci"i?ntly she learned that he was 
a chorus ntiar. in "Gay Paree" and 
nr-ti.Ted the shn'tha 

When the Magi-jrr.'.re heard thi 
testimony he dis'hirged Kiinlj;! 
on the seduction charge. Kimball. 
IV icst face wa«; wre.ithed in smilrs, 
t-tarted to Uave ;h« court \ ■ >n 
when he was re-arrested on a bench 
warrant Issued by the clerk of 
Special Sessions Court. That 
ruined his smile. 

Isfrntall was returned to the 
West Side Jail and procured ba I. 
li .'ourt was his wife of ;nree 
weeks. She wept when he was 
again taken into custody. Accord- 
ing to Klmhall, his wife Is playing 
in "Mercenary Mary." He refused 
to disclose her professional name. 



A. M. Clarke Arrested for Passing 
•Em 

Looking like a prosj>crou.s business 
man, A. M. Clarke, 32, who formerly 
stopped at the Hotel Helleclaire and 
said he is a theatrical j>romoler, 
waived examination in West Side 
Court before Magistrate McKiniry 
and was held in bail of )500 for 
trial in Special Sessiolis. ' 

Clarke was arrested on the charge 
that lie pa.ssed a worthless chock on 

the Hotel Belleclaire. According 
to Captain John Vaughan. of the 
detective force of the Hotel Men's 
Association, Clarke is wanted for 
flooding the city with worthless 
checks. 

V a ugh an told the detectives 
Clarke has "gypped" the Majestic, 
Uoosovelt and several other hotels 
where he had sto|)ped. Clarke would 
pay a few of his bills .and then, ac- 
cor>lin« to Vaughan, would slip over 
a large rubber one that would come 
t'ack "No Good." 



"BUTTERFIY SQUAD" 
REVIVED FOR SQUARE 



"Raw" Ticket Scalping 

One of the rawest operating 
"Speculator's offices is now on 
Broadway where a picture is cur- 
rent. This office apjjarently gets 
all the second balcony seats (50 
cents) and when the box office 
line forms at show time, the agent? 
for the spec keep calling, "No more 
tickets at the box office. Tickets 
here. Line now forming." 

Not only are customers solicited 
to buy the tickets but the- people 
are actually pulled from one line 
into the otlier, the customers sub- 
mitting because they believe an- 
other box office has opened. The 
half dollar tickets are sold for a 
dollar and are in the second bal- 
cony, which tbe s|^cs term the 
"family circle." 

Theatre attendants stand by and 
do nothing. 



Commissioner Enright Places 

Lieut. Fitzgibbons in 

Command 



.^ppar-Mitly reali/.ing that the 
Broadway SuuaJ, aboli^liod two 
months ago. was a real lu-i-cs-sity in 
keeping iinil.-.-;ir.il>le diaracter.s from 
preying on theatre and supper club 
patron.s. Connni.s^ioner KnriglU sev- 
eral days ai,'() re-eslublislied the 
squad and plactsi Lieut. Patrick 
Fitcgibbons in command. 

When Fitzgibbiins recently re- 
turned from I''iiri)pe Knright sent 
f<ir liim and announced his intention 
of reorganizing ilie "Broadway 
Stiu.ad" and permitted him to select 
tbe members of liis staff. Kitzgib- 
bons picked !."> men and ttiey were 
immediately as.-^igncd to plain- 
clothes duty. 

Tbeyluties of the revived "Butter- 
fly Squad" is to visit various nij^'ht 
chilis, caliarets, restauitmts, ihjoI- 
roonis an<l dance halls. The nieni- 
l)ers of the squad will pay particular 
attentjpn to street corner loungers 
who annoy unescort^d wonien. 

Most of the men on the sqtiud 
selected by Fitzgibbons are known 
to have a wide knowledge of thieves 
of various descriptions, such as coin 
matchers, pickpockets and conll- 
dence men and the gentj'y who earn 
a livelihood .it the expense of 
women frieiid.s. 

Commls!-ioner -Enright was 
prompted to revive the squad after 
numerous niercli.ints in the Times 
Square district had written him that 
the re-eHtal)lisliment of the squad 
would tend to decrea.se crime in the 
section and at the .>Mi.me time keep 
undesirable persons away. 

While few arrests are made by the 
squad, measures of more elTective- 
ncs.s are employed, the police say, 
than arrests. 



NO TWIXERS: SO 

CABARET SHOW 

WITHDRAWS 



Inserted Protective Clause 

— Management Paid Off 

in Center of Floor 



Because hi-i girls wouldn't "mix." 
tSus Kdwanis encountered dilflcul- 
ties with the t?luh Cameo (cabaret) 
on West ."ii'd street and decided Ut 
withdraw his show Monday night. 
lOdwards, as is his »vont, is sponsor- 
ing a number oC youthful stage 
aspirants. 

Edwards, although he had a 10 
weeks' contract, decided to let it go 
at accei>ting the ) : '0 forfeiture 
posted. He ha'- since pliced most 
of tbe pco!)le in other ulaces and 
.'hows uround town. 

The "mixins" situation in the 
cabs is getting to be quite a prob- 
lem for the jiroducer sp(»nsoriiit; 
"nice" girls. Kdwards knew that 
and because the Cameo was for- 
merly the Tokio he Insisted on a 
clause- in his contract that no 
Chinese patronage, of the wQrt ^h;it 
might have been formerly attFacted 
becau.se of the name, be permitted 
on the premises. 

Another thing objected to by 
Kdwards was the paying-off scheme 
the live owners of the Cameo had. 
In the centre of the room, next !•) 
a party of guests, the management 
elected one night to make a public 
display of paying off the girls. 



'ROUND THE SQUARE 



SECRETED VICTROLA 



Summons Obtained for l^inaldo 
Gussman by Brooklyn F^m 

Rlnaldo Gussm.an, 340 West 3.«h 
street, will have to expUiin to Magis- 
trate Kr()d.sky In We.st Side Court 
this Friday the whereabouts of a 
•|9> Victrola he purchased from the 
Greeley Music Shops, 224 Klatbush 
avenue, Brooklyn. Gussman is 
Charged with purchasing the ma- 
Chine and only making a few pay- 
ments. 
When agents pf the Greeley com- 
»|~'*"Pany sought' the residue they were 
*•■ --mial.lt. trcoHect. Efforts to learn 
from Gussman where the machine is 
located pr^oved futile. Gussman, ac- 
cording totho Greeley company, has 
K'ven them several names and ad- 
dresses of persons ho gave the ma- 
chine to. They have gone to these 
addresses only to learn tliat they arc 
fictitious. The music agents then 
>vcnt to West Side Court and ob.- 
talned the summons charging Guss- 
•iwn with secreting mortgag*» prop- 
erty. 



Night Club's Gold Button 

One of the biggest night di.speii 
saries In town has now issued V> 
•t" meiriljeis a gold button of h.iiid- 
sotne design, the same to be worn 
"> tho lapel. <• 

Heretofore all tl>e upstairs plarc.-^ 
ftave l.s.sue.1 menihershli^ c?.r<!s f 
Jne 'members" of the "club," btit 
ihis place, which has been In exist- 
ence for some time, is the first to 
"•• a visible ;nean» of recognition 



No Crime to Hit Plumber, 
Wm. Hannon Discharged 

William Hannon, 1109 Amsterdam 
avenue, a manager for D. W. Griffith, 
was exonerated of a charge of dis- 
orderly conduct when arraigned be- 
fore Magistrate McKiniry in West 
Side. 

Hannou was accused by Nathan 
Wexler, plumber. 729 East 9th stre t, 
with having struck him in the face 
and pointing a loaded revolver at 
him in the hallway of Hannon's 
home. Wexler said Hannon called 
him vile nnmes because he and his 
helper had left some debris in Han- 
non's apartment after they had com- 
pleted repairs. 

Because of contradictory state- 
ments as to what did occur and 
the denial of Hannon that he threat- 
ened the plumber Magistrate Mc- 
Kiniry dismissed tlie proceedings. 



Young Boys Given 2 Mos. 

Untruthful in their statementi; to 
.Magistrate Richard F. McKiniry 
caused two youths to be sent to the 
workhouse for two months. The 
youths gave their names as John 
Rjan 16, amateur flyweight boxer, 
of 417 We.st 131st street, and .lo- 
.seph Nunc, 16, errand boy, of 432 
West 1:9th street. 

Both boys were arresti>d at 40th 
street and Sth avenue after a lively 
chase that Ix-ijan at the Uialto 
theatre. Two shots were fired be- 
fore both young men were captured. 

I'atrolman Tom Harges of the 
West 47lh street station was pass- 
ing the Uialto when he heard the 
crash of glass on the second floor 
ill tlie loi'ker room of tho I'nlteil 
Grange Juice Company. Harges saw 
(lie boys flee and gave cha.se. Hun- 
ili'cd.i joiiieii. 

The boy.s jumped on the spare 
Ijro of a taxi. Harges tomman- 
tleered an auto. When the fugitives 
failed to halt, H.irges fired two 
iliots. The prisoners denied any 
aitoinpt at burglary. They said 
that tiiu-y licaid llie crash and rarf 
with the crowd. 

The Ci.>url duet ted Juliii Coiiom. 
inoliatioii ollh er, to invesligutc. He 
repirled tiiat tioth liad eonslsteritlx 
misstated about tlieir addresses ann 
relatives. It was tli<n the Court 
imposed the sentence. 



Rube Bernstein Taken for "Gun Man" 

Rube Bernstein appears to run Into more natural and unneces.sary 
excitement, than any other habitue of the Square. The other afternoon 
Rube had his driver take ^im to We.st 18th street. Transacting his 
business. Rube absent-mindedly walked Into a sedan that looked like 
his own as far as Rube observed. '^- 

Soated inshle looking at some papers and waiting for the car to start, 
Rube was disturbed by a couple of men with guns. They told Rube to 
keep his hands up and get out of the car. Rube started to kid l>ack. 
asking how he could leave the, car with liis hands up. etc., and hadn't 
they better come up to the Yacht Club to talk it over. When he saw 
tho men meant business, he got out. 

Then they told him they were detectives and had been waiting for 
the owner of the car to show; that The c^ar was an arsenal for guns, 
blackjacks and burglar utensils, sometliing Rube co%ld see for himself 
as he peered In. 

It needed two hours for Rube and his friends to assure tlie co|>i>ers 
he's a law abiding citizen when not witii his burlesque troupe. 



Free Shines with Expensive Tips 
Something for nothing on Brojidway is to Ik» liad in T^ondon's Fitz- 
gerald building shoe store. In the basement, the t'-ist siimmei', Ihe lay- 
offs have been receiving free shoo-shines from the i)oi>iblai-kiiig .-idjunct 
the London shop maintains ostensibly for their patrons. The managi-- 
ment )>ays for the bl.u-king, arul, since there is no <tiaige, the tips to the 
bootblacks are generally double the ante and probably pays that enl 
of it. With the sea.son under way, the shine-boy linds time hanging; 
hcav.v on his hands through ofliclating only on shoes just |>urcliased in 
the store without getting any repeat drop-ins. 



Real Butter and Egg Fellow* 
A bunch of real butter and egg men have been at the Hotel Astor 
the headquarters of their convention this week. They looked like B. & 
K. M.. too, through not looking like anything else. During the week 
(hey will call on the play they w«re n.-imed after and that George 
Kaufman made famous oVerniglit. 

When the Girl Get* the Worst of it? 

There's a girl in musical comedy now gone to the rorid with her .show 
who thinks she got the worst of a brief but lieeiie friendship with a 
tlieatre man. It started as It ended in .New York. The girl "walked 
out" on a comipanlon who had "walked out*" on .some one else when she 
walked In. And the musical comedy girl had had her own ideas about 
tho theatre man, what, how and whep, she could and would do with 
him as she might want to, either before or after he divorced his wife, 
as the girl eagerly thought he would. 

One day her theatre man was away, gone out of town temporarily. 
On business. But the musical comedy girl heard he might have gone 
away to bring his wife home. He w,in to be li.jfiu- that day.. I'sing 
a fb tieloUH name she iphonej his home to find, it liis wife was tiiere. 
His wife was. 

^. That evening when mcetins the tlie.itre m.an. the musical comOdy girl 
started to upbraid him — deceitfiil man that he was, slie sild, among 
otlier tliing.i a ch<fatiiig cheater usu;illy thinks of. If she is of the opiiiioi^ 
the other one doesn't know much aOoul livr — but the tiieatre man is a 
fast talker, too. He .silenced the girl witii his rush of lanyuago. When 
the theatre man had finished the girl knew wliat he knew and that he 
i-snew so much about her it retailed many tliinijs about herself she lin'l 
forgotten. 

Her only remark after he departe 1 without .vaying iiood-l>ye, for lie 
had said everything daring liie nionolog, wa.i; 

■■W«;JI. aiiiway, I i^ot a thousand oat of liim" 

Nice girls, tliese hopeful liome-brealiers. wh) are so brassy In th'-i! 
coiifideii.-e tliat they think they can t.ike .-lomeone in ttie .sliow Iji.-rr-.- 
a.s tliey li.'ivo taken others who were n it of it. 

This story in believed educational with tlic only re(;r):l tite naue- 
uiuiil be oiiiilted. 



Young Women. Dancers, 
Claim Unwarranted Arrest 

Two young women, said to be 
'iancers In "Louie the 14th," and 
the brother of one were arrested on 
the charge of creating disorder at 
12l8t '/Street and Amsterdam ave- 
nue. They will be arraigned before 
.Magistrate Drodsky In W^st Side 
Court today (Wednesday). 

They gave tiielr names as Lu- 
cille DantozofT, 23, said to be a 
sj>eclaltv <Jancer In the Cosmopoli- 
tan show; Helen Kdelstein. 2.1, 
ilaneer In "Louie, the 14th." 419 
West 124th street, and her brothe'*, 
N.ithan Kdelsteln, 30, proprietor of 
a wet wash laundry, of 419 West 
I24lh street. The arrest occ.-U'Ted 
Sunday morning. They oil got bail. 

According to Patrolman fe'ylvs- 

ler McKcon of the West 100th 
street station, they came to liis post 
and berated him. .McKeon dec'.aieil * 
that Nathan called him a "swine," 
while the dangers tore his uniform. 
They denieil the charge 
• They claim they were bidding 
frien<is ..:oo(lb\e from ,1 ta.xieit). 
They alle^^e McKeon drove t^.em 
away, «'mpIoying epithets Tbev 
went to tbe st.-ition hfiuse and de- 
Mi.'tnded an invostigation. 

Accompanied by anollicr patrol- 
man, they went to McKeo I's post 
and identified him as the abiiyive 
oflieer. It w.is tlien they were ar- 
rested. They denied they ealled him 
naiiie.s or tore hi.'-'^niroini. 



NEWS OF THE BAILIES 

((:;ontiiiued from page lo) 
was also raised. Both are in effect 
once nioie. 

Clialk up a miss for a press agent. 
Ill a large circuialirig evening daily ' 
l.ist week there appeared the pie- 
luros of lw<» girls showing their new 
uiiibrellus with < Igarette holder toj^s. 
The girls looked Jusl like two .sis- 
lers who are now in a Mroiidwiy 
revue. The ca|)tlon did not have 
their names. iniidentally on the 
s:ime page there jippeared two mem- 
lers of atiotlK'r llro.idway show 
demonstrat in;; .1 new "(.'h.-nleMton" 
step. I'nillie the first iwo iiieni loiieil 
sisters tin-ii names and that 01 liie 
show they nro In was rrlven ;i nnm. 
her of JiiH-s. It is most proli-ilde 
ib.it the two unii,-inie.l iirls were 
-the Mr-Uii tli.v sisters of tJeorge | 
White's "."s-'iiMdals." The namiMt.^ 
p;iir were l:o1i'i\- I'oN.irii md a :;en- 
ileiii.iri Ir'.iii Ivul CiriMirs "\aiii- 
' i".-." 

.•\ei-.)Vdlii^ lo all evt riiii;; daily 'I'-* 
iiun-h talked and read about in.ir- 
'ii;;'; ol Je li |ii-M)iscy, pUKilisl and 
■iltu .'■tar aii,J l;-f -lie T I - lor. film 
•i.-ir afid halt' p-issessor of the heavv- 

\eiL'!il eh impiotisliip of the World. 

s .•ilioilf to Ko on the roeks. Al:-<» . 

11. it Mrs. lJfiiii»sev t'ontcinpluie.-f 
.- the vliainp 1'j. Jl'JU.OOo maiti* 
iciiauL*, 



12 



VARIETY 



WCMVIAN'S PAGE 



Wednesday, October 7, 1925 



AMONG THE WOMEN 

By THE SKIRT 



The best dressed woman of the week: 
MARY BOLAND 

<"T1)P (•i.k11< Siiatihcrs." Mii^ic Box.) 



The Hipp and Its Orchestra 

.Tiiliiis 1,1 II.. lu IK at tho llippoiii'onie is nllnwiiig liis on-hostra to booomo 
flonpy. Julius is too Kond a IcatU-r and has too rc'spon.-iWle :i i)<-sltion 
to pi'iTiiit his nun to bciiuno lax. 

Tho Hippuilriiine pnii;ram worl<»<l out much bettt-r in action than 
oil piipi-r. The woman of' Scanlon, Pt-nno llros., an 1 Soaiilon after her 
brief appcnrnnoe in ninle attlro wore a preen evening gown vieked out 
with goKl threail.<^. Mabel Stapleton, at the piano with John Steel, was 
in pink chiffon. The full skirt was enibroiilereU with different colored 
.stones. 

tJrace Osborne, with Fred Ardath, was in Kreen velvet made on 
straiKht lines. At one side was a little gold lace. A gold scarf was 
around the shoulders and a black comb in the hair. I'hfi feminine 
uancing trio Ferguson. Chadwick and Linda are Just dTucinir ih« mselvcs 
into Immedi.ate favor with the Hipp poers. Hilda Ferguson Is fo gor- 
geous looking her naughty cooih i.s forgiven. I.,inda shows to better 
advantage at this house than at the Amsterdam whore .sh j is ^ubllng. 
In white chiffon with diamond girdle and a relief in the .shape of a 
black rose at the waist line this miss did her high Ki 'king. Ida May 
Chadwick first did her famous tap dance in her ecjually famous rube 
kid makeup. A change was to a green georgette mad? with an over- 
skirt cut in points and embroidered in crystal. . This maJ« t!ie third 
green dress on the bill. 

Joaie Heather is now a rfd head. And a very good sh.ade, too. The 
flr«t dress worn by Miss Heather was of mauve t.affeta made long of 
waist, while the skirt was a series of small flounces edged with lavender. 
A hoopskirted dress was»of pink and blue satin material. A. high 
crowned poke bonnet and a black lace shawl completed this costume 
A third dress was a vivid blue georgette made with 16ng waist and 
embroidered in silver. 

Annette Kellerman in her famous one piece suit was as lovely as ever. 



Plugging for Dennis King 

"The Vagabond King" at the Casino will please audiences tha» go in 
for the good old fa.'.-hioned comic opera. Dennis King is gorpeous and 
that lets the cast out. A more tedious bunch of people is difficult to 
Imagine. The production is most sumptuously mounted and the nrook."' 
Co. quite outdid themselves in the way of costuming. The music is 
reminiscent of other operas. The one number that stir."? the plJlses Is 
very much "Onward Christian Soldiers." It is called "The Song of the 
Vairabonds" and It is worth sittins through the opera just to hear Mr 
King's rendition of it. Carolyn Thomson, the prima donna, Is fairly 
nice with not quite enough Hre. Miss Thomson in , period robes looked 
well 

The gowns are all Empire in model, of exquisite materials. One silver 
cloth and one 'white velvet were most charming. 01e;a Treskoff as a 
court lady had an accent that was nearly up-state. Her court costumes 
were very elaborate. Catherine Hayes as a barkeeper is Just as prett> 
as ever. 

But, girls, if you go to see Pcnnls King picturing him as you .saw him 

In "Rose-Marie," what a disappointment. Gone are the good looks of 

those stage days. Instead is a character of a youth of ugly visage with 

jet black hair. The voice Is there nevertheless. That couldn t be dls- 

. guised. Singing or speaking, Mr. King is a delight. 



A Picture of Lemon Pie 
■ The picture at the Capitol this week called "Exchange of Wives" could 
be called still another name. "How I won my Husband Back With 
Ltmon Pie" would be most appi'opriate. 

Iw,emon pie plaj s a most important part. Eleanor Boardman, Ren«e 
Aduree. Luuiu Cody and Creighlon Hale all .seemed to be suffering from 
an over indulgence of it. Both Miss Boardman and Miss Adoree were 
most atrociously dressed. Tliere was opportunity galore in this picture 
for real dres.sing but these two misses picked nondescript models, espe- 
cially Miss Adoree who didn't look well. 



CONGESTED RORIDA 



Theatrical migrators to 
Florida complain of the im- 
possible transit conditions. Be- 
cause of the scarcity of muni- 
tions and other food supplies, 
all passenger traftlc is side- 
tracked In favor of the freights 
c.irrying meats, vegetables and 
wearing ^pparel. As a result 
the Pullmans are delayed from 
two to five hours, or longer, 
as a regular thing. 

Because of poor laundry 
service, the haberdashers' 
supplies are speedily depleted 
In the demand for new shirts 
and sleeping clothes. 

Like with every boom centre, 
common labor is at a premium. 
Passing motorists of average 
appearance are stopped and 
greeted with urgent Invita- 
tions to accept labor at $20 a 
day minimum. 



«Good Show Spoiled for Children 

The "Mutt and Jeff" show (Columbia Burlesque) has 18 girls worthy 
any Broadway production. Thgse girls show the hand of an expert 
trainer. All ai'e good dancers with pretty faces and shapely limbs. 
Si)lendidly dressed in green taffeta summer dresses, this choius mad*' 
the llrst scene worth seeing. A jockey number with the girls in dif- 
f«'rent colors was picturesque. A pirate number also was colorfully done 
in blue velvet tops and black silk tights. In green tiglits wiih brilliant 
studded tunics these girls again did themselves credit. Blue and while 
checkered blou.ses were worn with wliite tights. 

The costumes of this show looked brand new. Florence cind Maryon 

P.c>.vr«8, a diminuitive si.sfer tea.n, carried the bu"dcn of femininity. All 

their costumes were tho regulation short soubrct type in light coloring. 

<!erirude O'Connor was quaintly amusing as^^n elderly mi.ss. Mis: 

t> Connor, painfully thin, wore clothes to exaggerate t;:l.s slimness. 

HoroMte I'liilliis liad a jiUa.slng voice and wore .several nice drcsscK 

If it wer< n't for a couide of "dirty cracks'" by Robert Capron. thi.s. 

plii'W couM le put down as a corking <>ntertainnient for children as well 

II- ni'Ti and women. As the Columbi.a Wheel likes to have its shows o' 

this il.iss in bui'Ies(|ue. some <ine had better tell Mr. Capron to lose hi 

'"■iplc of l;iii!,'bs r.itlier than to s.-irriflce the entire merit of a goo' 

jiupciui tii.n .11(1 pv-rforioanee, with a "Mutt and ' J'^^ff" t.liJliK.-i.^^^jn^ »•..» ■ •• 

Elastic 2-Act 
I>i.\it' III I,.iiii- on \hy NiiuiU tune is a female impersonator find a very 
bad dancer. Ih.v'.ig ;i (bippcr figure the four dresses worn wete well 
Buit'"d. The f< I'ow at tin li.nu) loi'ed like he would make a better girl 
_ PTrry and Rolla are two I'li asaiit voiced girls. ;ilso In small time. 
I^oth attired in white with Ixr.oed '•iiilii-..iili-ry In pitik and green these 
misses were w«dl lik-'d. 



Matter of Dress and Undress 

M. Alphonse Berg with only yards of materials .nnd ji cuff full of 
pins with the aid of two pretty models fashions x<>ine siiiiumu^ coii- 
fef'tlons and some not so stunning in small time vaudeville. It is one 
of those acts easy to w.it«'h for a woman, but with men, maybe the 
tills undressed stands off the dr<^ssing up. 



Missent Flowers , 

One rveniPK la.si week at llie I'ala<e among many llornl gifts p.Tss«<l 
over the fooflight.s to Alii e I.lojxl wiis an enoiinoiis b.i--U<'l of roses. 
The card n'taehed had a name entirely unknot n to Mi,-s I.loyd. As 
Miss Lloyd has often rei-eived (lowers from unknown ;idi(iirers the 
star wasn't puzzled. Next day at the niatin<e a man .ippe.ired at Miss 
I Io.mI s dressing room, Inquiring if Ji basket of Mowers ti.ul heen received 
that didn't belong to her. The unknown card dawned upon Miss Lloyd 
Fbo log it to the man he sunl the basket was meant for Mi;.*- "iladyr 
1,1. \<\ who had ot.ened in "Apple.'^iauce" Monday nit.lit. .'•M tho nori-t 
Wii . out of lut-k. He had to make good with another bpvl'ct for Mi"' 
Cilitdvb Lloyd. 



THE FEMININE SIDE 



1923 BETTER BIZ 

(Continued from page 3) 

a total tax nt $3,169,461 was paid for 
1923 while $3,789,947 went into the 
government's coffers in 1922. 

Against the 3,000 odd corporations 
referred to above there were 2,191 
corporations that operated to a loss 
of $19,951,135 in 1923. In 1922 there 
were 2,358 corporations which re- 
ported losses totaling $23,332,015. 
This discloses not only a smaller 
nuihber of corporations operating to 
a deficit but also that the deficit 
was a good $4,000,000 less than the 
preceding year. Combining those 
who made » profit and those who 
operated to a loss there was a total 
of 5,446 amusement corporations in 
existence in 1923 as against 4,956 
in 1922. 

The theatre owning and producing 
corporations presenting the legiti- 
mate attractions (drama, musical 
comedy, vaudeville, etc.) totaled 452 
such corporations in 1923. Of these, 
283 reported net earnings for 1923 
totaling $11,239,831. The remaining 
169 operated to a deficit totaling 
$1,919,126. This group had 393 cor- 
porations reporting in 1922. 198 re- 
ported net profits totaling $6,291,674 
in 1922 and 195 stated they operated 
to losses of $2,938,472 in that year. 
The net earnings for the legitimate 
field thus came close to doubling in 
1923 the "takings" of 1922. For 1923 
the tax paid totaled $1,307,749 as 
compared with $699,059 in 1922. 

The picture theatre owning cor- 
porations totaled 1,712 in num- 
ber during 1923. For that year 
1,195 of these made a net profit 
of $16,208,044, upon which a tax 
of $1,725,640 waj paid. In 1922 
there were 1,602 8U..h corpora- 
tions of which 910 reported net 
earnings of $9,428,218 and paid a 
tax of $1,038,042. Again the net 
earnings were almost doubled when 
comparing 1923 with 1922. 

Film Corporations Increase 

As for the picture theatre own- 
ing corporations tliat operated in 
losses In 1923 these totaled 517 In 
number. They lost $.3. 492. 1:85. The 

1922 losses of Sr, 266.035 were di- 
vided between 692 coriioratlons 
Where, as above net profits were 
close to doubled htre where los.ses 
were taken they were but approxi- 
mately half the amount taken in 
previous year. 

.There were 28J picture produc- 
ing companies reiiorting for 1923. 
Those making a net profit, how- 
ever, -were gn^.^t^e "short.^nd" ;ik 
but 106-f»roduc*d^t^ i^ :RrAitiU^v4ut^ 
totaled $10,058,562 while 17f> ojier- 
ated to a deficit $4,803,665. This is, 
however, a considerable improve- 
ment over the year before when 
but 66 produi.ing corporations made 
a profit of $6,600,711 while 172 took 
losses totaling $6,159,890. The nei 
earnings Increased close to four 
million dollars during 1923 whiJe 
the losses were a good two million 
below the figure of the prer.ding 
year. 

Orouplng the rther idvises of 
amusements, sueli as eir.'usrs, lar- 
nlvals. amusement oarKs, etc.. there 
were 3,001 of th«se ojierating in 

1923 as against 2,723 in IOL'2. l.f.72 
made a net profit of $19,ir,2,2!4 in 
1923 while 1,124 rntii,' up nil e.-irn- 
Ings of $12,772,462 in 1922. Anotfier 
big Increase. In tliis nioup for 
1923 there were l,,'i29 who operated 
to a deficit totalinK $y,7a6,0,".;t as 
compared with 1,209 who loVt $9,- 
167,618 in 1922 Here only In tlie 
entire ;imiiK<ni"nt field were Imwos 
recordc'l In' 1923 aboxe those in 
19^3. 



"These" and "Those" at Palace 

The songs and comedy of Irene Franklin; the imltatiim of a baliy 
cry; the tunes and turns of the two girls -with Carl Randall, aii.l the 
exquisite dancing of Vlasta Maslova were the bright spots ammi^- the 
women of the Palace's Monday matinee program. Miss Franklin r.'iid 
she would "sing some songs, words by These, tunes by Those.' .vjji^ 
is "These," and Jerry Jarnagin, her newly acquired husband. Is "Tin . -to," 
The more becoming of her two outfits was fashioned of green geoi;;. ne. 
Made on straight lines, it ended in a flare of petals, tw^j rows ii(.,.p 
The gown is sleeveless and has a square neck. During her encon-s' 
Miss Franklin carelessly draped a sea-blue shawl about her, its black 
fringe hanging nearly to the floor. 

Vlasta Maslova goes in for silver cloth and blue feather trimmings 
as she dances. In one number, her bodice la of plain metal cloth 
and the ballet skirt Is built of silver lace and blue feathery trimming) 
Pink and blue ribbons dangle from her crystal headpiece. She is grace* 
ful, light, dainty. 

Carl Randall really doesn't need Jackie Hiyloert and Mary Washburn, 
for his own dancing is ' great entertainment. .However,- he has them 
there, dressed alike but In different shades. On^ Is in lavender, the 
other in yellow. He and Jackie do some clown danring together that 
brings a great number of laughs, while Mary plays the piano. 



Women at American " ■■' 

Six women at the American first half. Sheldon and Daly, both 
women, amuse with "wise cracks" about men and marriage. They 
al.so sing well together. One Is dressed In bright red velvet and the 
other In dark blue and tan chiffon. In an act by herself u Annette, a 
blonde singer who specializes in long curls and high notes. She seemed 
to be tremendously popular with the patrons at the American, <or 
they called her back repeatedly. She dressed like a child, but there 
were times when her deep, full notes were Inconsistent with her get- up. 
Her lavender silk dress trimmed in white lace, made knee-length and 
long-waisted, added to her appearance, but not to her h%h notes. 

In the act. "Dancing Some," are four men and one woman. Mdrcia 
Compton. These five were warmly received. Miss Conapton sings and 
dances. She rather specializes in reds for costumes although her 
"farmer" outfit was white and green. In the opening number she wears 
a pink chiffon over jellow that Is rather becoming. It Is trimmed ia 
red ribbon designs. The name of the Japanese woman with the Tay 
.^raki Japs Is not given, yet she is the one who climbs to perilous heights. 
.She was an able and attractive little creature, and no less so because 
one seldom sees these daughters of Nippon on the American stage. 
The other woman on the bill was with Frank Sidney in his program of 
high jumps. 



Swedish Pathos Missed 

"The Tower of Lies" Is adapted from Mme. Selma Lagerlof's novel, 
"The Emperor of Portugallla," which won the Nobel Prize for Litera- 
ture in 1909. Mme; Lagerlof is one of the world's three women to have 
been awarded this prize. Madame Curie and Baroness von Suttner were 
the other two. 

The title Is the only maudlin thing about the picture. The great 
pathos of the Swwlish farmers who toil, day In and d.ay out, and nevi^r 
pet anywhere. Is not made very Impressive In the film. Audiences must 
smell the dirt of the furrowed fields to understand precisely why 
Goldle felt the need to lift the financial burden. Ian Keith is an Im- 
pressive Swedish villain. He has adopted a mustache and It mak-^s 
him look ' older and meaner. Claire McDowell as Goldie's mother is 
s|ilendidly pathetic 

The trim says that Ethel P. Chaflfin designed the wardrobes, and to 
her much credit is due. Drab, ill-fitting, plain clothes that no woman 
would love play a large part In the story. Norma Shearer's return fo 
her native village, attired In a brocaded coat with bever collar, cuffa 
end edging. Is a sharp contrast of which Miss Chaffin may well be proud. 



Romantic "Lover's Oath" 

If ever a picture needed "atmosphere" presentation It is "The Lover's 
Oath." a strange fantasy based on the Koran and Omar Khayyam's 
•Rubalyat." Hamon Navarro has the romantic role of Ben All, son 
of a Persian ruler. Kathleen Key is "Sherrln," lovely dau g hte r ^uil-a.. 
sheik, and sweetheart of Ben All. Both poets. Both romanticists. The 
wickedness of Hassan Ben Sabbah is ugly and murderous and covetous, 
and American audiences are going to wonder why young Ben All, said 
to be a warrior, lacked the gumjition to fight Hassan, even though he 
had vowed never to draw his blade again. 

The old rose-leaf verses of the Rubalyat are .scattered plentifully 
throughout the film. First, one character recites a rose-leaf, then an- 
other. Occasionally, no one says It but the caption writer. Every one 
of the verses are there— the Moving Finger, the Inverted Bowl, tht. 
Book of Verses, and all. 

The Persian costumes affected by the women are quite lovely an* 
look exactly like the available prints of Persian dress, but only some 
one who has seen the original can vouch for their authenticity. Kath- 
leen Key Is charming as "Sherrln." and Navarro does his romantic part 
excellently. That portion of the puhli1< that hates reality will I'lt* 
this picture In s|)ite of Its Jumpy titles and general air of arlincialty. 
They will like it because It entertains. 



Betty Compson's Faithful Performance 

"The dally political argyment," as Wallace Beery described .t stre«t 
riot In the picture, "Tht I'ony Express," got a laugh from the an Mence. 
Everyone in the story seems to h.ave decided political views BctfV 
■Compson, as Molly Jones, looks shy enough In her quaint little poke 
bonnets, but the film reveals that she's a red hot Unionist and putS 
her political beliefs above her Talth in her lover. 

Betty CoQiPson lotjjis Uke »o old. tintype of the Rreat-.a.unts and the 
xtrral-grandmotheM. Not ofie«) '^^^ons she forget hers*Jf.*.^7wl .^.JJfC.'"*'* 
modern, and, as a consequence," hei-e pe'rfurmance is deliirbtfui. 



Short Hair in "The Wanderer" 

"Its n pity that Lillian Rich and Oreta Nissen are unablf to exchange 
.scalps. Lillian wore a blond wig in 'Seven Days," and iJreta Ha ints » 
dark, fuzzy wig in "'rhe Wanderer," as a pagan prleste.ss in ib.' I'mpls 
of Ishtrfr. .^he might at least have gotten a long haired w ii-' '''*'• 
short, fuzzy haired wig she wears Is not appropriate to the story <>♦ 
the prodigal .son. Only slaves, lepers and criminals wore th< ir hair 
short in those days. 

While on the subject of hair- it wouldn't have hurt William <"ollier, 
Jr., (Who plays the wand< ring Jether) to have worn his hair .i U**" 
loni-'er. ,'^hort hair makes him s< em younger, biit he's the onlv man 
In the picture who.se hair is out of character. Much more <i.i)si4ent 
were the long locks of Wallace I'.eery. Ernest Torreneo and ' H"'""^" 
Herbert. The latters name is not programmed, but he has t'l*' '■"J* 
of "the prophet from the w ilderiK ss'' who warned Jether .ii.rai"!'' '"* 
parr.'in wiles of Tifh.a. and who finally sent The Wand.i-er ba' l> lo »>" 
f.iflier'f: home in Piilestine.^ 

The soft veils and elinilng robes of Kathryn Hill, as the .ountry 
j!\',ei (h«.lrt of .leiher, are very becoming, but the rtjally .lUlU'iiti' fetn- 
inliie role of the picture is «lone by Kalhlyn Willlnin^ as H.nM.i'" ♦"* 
motlt^r of Jether. She looks her part and she m!il<es the tii's; "f her 
idni'itive role. 

The wrath and vengVnnee from the skies th.it destro.\el tli- """?'" 
I'mi'le are e»niih:>-izeil at the Criterion by the kettle ilrtim- "> ' 
l'>wir. ri-lit lioy. I'ast fnldlinu' and liastv tnimpiting are einp' >' 
the I'lehestra to inuicate the falher'n forgiven* ss of the luod.b'a'. 



.1 W 



Wednesday October 7. 1925 



SPORTS 



VARIETY 



IS 



EVEN BET 
ON SERIES 



Pittsburgh's Speculators 
Following Suggestion 
in 'Variety 



.»» 



Pittsburgh. Oct. 6. 
- Both the Washington Senators and 
the Plttaburgh Pirates have plenty 
of supporters among the betting ele- 
jn«nt here. The betting situation 
Is very odd, to say the least. 

At a number of the most promi- 
nent clubs and hotels of the city 
when the betting element "hangs 
cut," It was found that there is 
ytonty of money on hand either 

way. 

Prominent In the situation is the 
itact that the suggestion made last 
'week In Variety that to talce the 
short end on either team Is a good 
bet, is being followed and scores 
«f bettors are looking for the short 
' end either way. 

' At this writing, the betting varies 
from 6-5 with the PittsburKh club 
as the favorite to 5-4 with the Sen- 
ators on the long end. Pittsburgh 
Is the speculators' favorite for the 
first game with 11-10 offered. 

I'ittaburgh, with Its youngsters in 
Ae lineup, hopes to slug Its way to 
' victory. On its tremendous hitting 
ability, the team batting woU over 
JOO as a whole for the sea.son, is 
placed the hopes of capturing its 
lirst worl(r!< .scries .since 1919, when 
the Detroit Tigers were taken over. 
It is admitted that Wasliiiigton is 
better qualified in the pitching de- 
partment, but a team that can bat 
over ..300 for a season has little to 
fear from this score. If the I'irates 
fear any of the Senators' pitchers 
at all it is Stanley Coveleskie, for 
in the National circuit they have 
not faced such a perullar mound 
freak and he may prove trouble - 
aome. 

The ticket situation here during 
the week became more muddled 
than ever. Announcement was 
made that a deluge of fake paste- 
boards had been injected into the 
mad scramble for tickets, scalpers 
being at the bottom of the move 
to make a big killing. Warnings 
•were Issued by the police chief for 
peruuns not to buy any tickets ex- 
cepi. tlirouuh official channels. In 
official channels, however, "there 
filn I none." 

The ticket situation, whJch has 
been dfpl'>»sd by thoji.sands of 
dyed-ln-the-wool f.ina %»»ii> fitood 
by the Piratie .-ill f;p;*i)n. onl.y to 
-*• let out Is tin cfW o t t he me l o n 
cutting, has revcrJke*'! nnothor amus- 
ing fact Many curtififNl checks that 
had been returned by the Fittshurgh 
Baseball Club were de.jtroyed by 
the fans. As <ine *>anl«>r said: 

"The amount fi* wTrt<«. th*^ check 
Is drawn will be iioat to «ie fan who 
draws a certified i\)ech. WJx>n a 
check Is certlflwl, <hf» amtmnt Is 
withdrawn from the drrpniHts tff the 
man who signs the cTc'Ck. The tfnly 
way he can fia\'» that sum iJaced 
to hlfl credit again to fcy <1e>'.7sTling 
the certifled check." Aiitl l>jndreds 
were thus desfroycfl In dl.sErust. 



Arrested for Sabbath 

Checkers in Park 



Peaver City. Neb., Oct. 6. 

W'hatlnsll we going to do 
now? 

Grover Hhoades, prominent 
and local young man, was ar- 
rested and taken before the 
Beaver City park board for 
playing checkers in the city 
park on Sunday He wa.s re- 
leased when he promised not 
to repeat the offense. 

The park board, with the 
aid of the city, has issued an 
order forbidding sports in the 
park on Sunday and when 
1 ark Commissioner Williams 
came upon Khoades and a boy 
playing a quiet game of 
checkers, he disrupted the 
contest and placed him under 
arrest. 

The other boy was chased 
out of the park. 



mCS' PUNNING FAST 
QUINTET FOR 1925 
_ COURT CONQUESTS 

Plans for a Newark Athletic Club 
basketball team are now being 
formulated and a team will soon 
make its appearance for its th\rd 
season. 

The committee expects to hav<e 
all of last year's team back, which 
included Fritz Knothe, Les Fries, 
Barkalew Pierce, Buck Weiss, Mil- 
ton Zucker and Joe Baldwin. It 
has also been decided to have a 
junior team this vear. The Nacs 
have a very classy schedule and 
among prominent college teams 
which will clash with the local net- 
men are Yale, Princeton and Selon 
UaiL- 



CARPENTIER COMING OVER 

Hints at Ring Return If Conditions 
Are Sufficiently Tennpting 



Paris, Sept. 28. 

Georges Carpentler states he In- 
tends to visit the United States 
about the end of the year. Whether 
it is California sunshine he la seek- 
ing or further pugilistic glory he did 
not .say. 

However, Georges hinted he would 
box In New York if his manager, 
Descanips, thought the conditions 
sufficiently tempting. 



Newark Gomitry Club 
Starts New Member Drive 

Tlie Newark Country Club is con- 
ducting a tliirty day campaign to 
increase its present membership 
from 212 to 350 members. Charles 
I'oulson is chairman of the com- 
mittee which Is planning to till the 
membership quota 

Junior members will not be called 
upon to ray dues until May 1, 1926, 
after which time they will be given 
special time to pay the ?750 club 
certilicate which each member pur- 
chases at the time of Joining. 



INSIDE STUFF 

ON SPORTS 



A.Ith< 



f-i&h It la oat 



Sparring Dancer 

gpji-^MiH y known. Jack McVey. Micky Walker's 



^ uiW 

•Pvrlag partncjk. to j^ crrHrfiis-'aancer and W CofriWd^ired an exceptionally 
toe wiJtzes. H* also "ahincs*' at step ctAh(5rhg wftlCh covers a range Of 
w»ek {nrt wTng. etc. 



^Wijat is svmposed to establish a construction-work record is that Tex 
Wekam t^ yscpajJug to hold the formal opening of the New Madison 
^*^TXtv> l?nrflon on. isTov. 29, with the ann-ial six-day bike race as the 
■•agural event. The record comes about through the James Stewart 
pompany having actually commenced to excavate on Feb. 7 last. Th<' 
.i^lJlldlng, unlike any other In the world, prevents ,-\n exact comparison 
•?< regards time completion, but the 11 months consumed In erecting the 
■ti^rt emporium Is cited as unparalleled In this line. 

To accomplish It the Stewart company has had 600 men on th« Job. 
*Jth plastering already being done and the arena floor laid, 220 by 110, 
and the ammonia pipes for the Ico rink almost entirely In place. 
_ Charlotte and Paul Krackow appear one night weekly as professional 
•Kattrs during the winter. Vincent L-opoa Is also reported under contract 
t« play for the skating season. 

Taking « Slap 
Honry L. Swinehart is president of the National Pr->8s Club in 
Washington, D. C. in this cafiaclty he niaJe an address of welcome 
*f the principal speaker at a banquet tendered the victorious baseball 

Champs. 

Two hours before making the speech Mr. Swinehart was In receipt 
. , * printed form advi.sing him that hl.-» application for world serif 
tickets had been "turned down." Swin«hart« speech did not rellocl 
the •■wallop." 



FOOTBALL 



with the first Saturday of Octo- 
ber out of the way, marking the 
second game for a majority of 
teams and the first for most of the 
major elevens, the season may be 
said to have arrived at a give and 
take hauls with the public mostly 
giving and the athletic councils 
taking. A fair starter for the fire- 
works was the bomb Nebraska and 
Lafayette each slipped Illinois and 
Pittsburgh, respectively. 

Of the two, the Lafayette victory 
forces the second swallow, for Pitt 
was heralded as a harbor of con- 
siderable football talent. Th.at abil- 
ity is, undoubtedly, still there and 
will be heard from, but Lafayette 
dotes on annihilating Pitt, and the 
psychology of realizing that ambi- 
tion was probably the needed in- 
centive. 

Nebraska's feat of demonstrating 
to Illinois how It feels to run second 
Is a none too cheering omen for 
Zuppke's followers. Known to 
have a weak line, the Illlni figured 
to be in for a tough day. While the 
Cornhuskers were a good short end 
bet, the strength they revealed in 
winning makes it particularly du- 
bious for those elevens which they 
will meet. Grange's Inability to do 
anything at all must have been the 
result of having no line in front of 
him. The best back In the world 
Is of little use If he can't get 
started, and that hardly can be 
termed news. 

It looks like a severe fall cam- 
paign for Grange. Besides trying 
to live up to an established rep, 
this backfleld flash must assume the 
responsibility of leading his eleven, 
besides the knowledge that he's 
deflnltcly marked, for it's no secret 
they'll be diving at this boy's ankles 
from now until December. Orange 
will be lucky If he doesn't miss a 
couple of names. 

Yale With an Edge 

Other Saturday contests re- 
vealed the Army to presumably be 
on the way to develop a fast-mov- 
ing machine, while Yale enhanced 
the idea that the Blue has an edge 
on both Princeton and Harvard. 
Rutgers practically ellmin.ated Itself 
from serious consideration this fall 
by going to the mat before Villa- 
nova. Columbia ' showed little In 
running away from Johns Hopkins, 
and, according to that game, any 
team with fair gridiron strength 
will give the Blue and White plenty 
of trouble. 

For the comlntf Saturday's events 
Brown looks to have a corking 
chance of upsetting Penn. The 
Rhode Island institution has an 
abundance of dynamite in Its 
ba4}kti«l4l and with any assistance 
from the forwards the Bears should 
give Penn its first of many hectic 
matinees. Another angle to this 
game Is that the Phlladelphlans 
can't afford to be too far advanced 
at this stage with Yale, Chicago 
and Illinois foUowlnsr In succes- 
sion. 

Georgia Tech's 33 — triumph 
over V. M. I., nobody's fool, hints 
at a deflnitoly formulating football 
machine that should, according to 
all reasoning, vanquish Penn State, 
which has staggered through Its 
first two games. The Navy-Mar- 
quette game Is of Interest this year 
because last season the westerners 
lingered long enough at Annapolis 
to administer a 21 — 3 defeat to the 
sailors. Similarly, the Williams- 
Cornell gamo figures the same way 
in that the Massachusetts school 
upset Dobie's cohorts a year ago by 
a score of 14 to 7, 



Al Bryant liOoks Good „ 
As Coining Featherweight 

Al Bryant, the colored feather- 
weight, who has been winning reg- 
ularly will soon lead the ranks of 
colored featherweights in the coun- 
try, according to Hugh Gartland. 
liryant Is only nineteen and has 
been In the ring for eight months. 
He has had nineteen battles, win- 
ning fourteen by knockouts. 

AUTO RACER KILLED 

Springfield, III., Oct. «. 

Roy Humphrey, Keokuk, Iowa, 
race driver, Injured while compet- 
ing at tho Illinois State Fair, died 
:\a a result of injurios. 

Shoaff and Clancy, leading the 
field at tho first turn, had lockcil 
wheels when the latter uftomptod to 
{lass, and Ba'umann. driviny on their 
trail, hit them, with Humphroy's 
car coqilng Into tho mess immedi- 
ately. Th« o'vbers e«cape<l with 
bruise*. 



Copyright. 1924, by Variety, Ino.) 

SATURDAY (Oct. 10) 

PROBABLE FOOTBALL WINNERS 
AND PROPER ODDS 



By SED SILVERMAN 



GAMES 
Pennsylvania- Brown ,... 
Georgia Tech-Penn State 

Cornell-Williams 

Navy- Marquette 



WINNERS ODDS 

Brown S/7 

Georgia Tech 7/5 

Cornell 2/1 

Navy .«... «. 8/5 



Predictions based on fair weather. 



THORNCLIFFE TRACK OPEN 



Film Troupe Shooting Race Scenes 
Helps inaugural 



Toronto, Oct. ft. 
To the accompaniiiieiit of as nice- 
ly staged a burrtt of movie publicity 
as this city has seen since the d.ay 
Mary Pickford arrived to gaze at 
the little house where she w.as born, 
the Thorncliffe track fall meet got 
under way last week. 



LEFTY MAYRS THROWS 
BALTO. INTO JOY FRENZY 



Victory Over Kramer Gives 
Local Boy Much Promi- 
nence 



In the first place, there w.as Irene 
Rich, assisted by her company, oc- 
cupying what amount.s to the royal 
box and shooting scenes for the film 
version of Oscar Wilde's "Lady 
Windermere's Pan." This was In- 
deed sweet stuff for thousands of 
ICleig- Inclined damsels and hot 
.sheiks, uninterested In the cold 
business of betting on the gee-gees, 
and offered some measure of solace 
to the unfortunate bimbos who h.ad 
tossed awtry the gas-bill money on 
something which was supposed to 
run. 

In addition there was an added 
race on the card, the Don Q. Handi- 
cap, cup presented by Douglas 
Fairbanks, a gold whip for the 
Jockey and a floral offering In the 
shape of a "Q" for the owner. 
Hiram Abrams and .Toe Schenck, of 
United Artists, were on hand to 
view the proceedings. 

For the race scenes In the Wilde 
play an English atmosphere waH 
required, and It was decided that 
American tracks would be unsuit- 
able. It was thought that Canadian 
ones could furnish It, however. 



N. J. Elk Pinshooters 
Open New Alley Year 

Pin knights of the New Jer.sey 
State Klks BowI?ng League will 
start their season on Thursday 
evening, October 8, when sixteen 
clubs will lnaugur.-<te their season. 
This year's circuit will be made 
yp of Ilobokcn, Irvlngton, Plalnfield, 
Uhlon inil, Dover, Jersey City, Pas- 
.salc Paterson, Raart Orange, Perth 
Amlioy, Rutherford. Newark, Bay- 
onne, Elizabeth, Rahway and Plain- 
field. 

The following officers have been 
elected: President, Thomas Cory- 
don, Jersey City; vice-president, 
Walter Vail. Plalnfield; treasurer. 
Thomas Kl trick, Jersey City; sec- 
retary, Augu.<*t F. Grelner, Perth 
Amboy. 



Baltimore, OcU 6. 

The victory of Lefty Lew Mayrs 
over Danny Kramer In their ten* 
round bout at the Arena, Philadel- 
phia, last Wednesday night haa 
aroused Baltimore fight fans to a 
frenzy of enthusiasm unetiu.aled 
since the days of Joe Cans. Tho 
local papers have reported tho 
fight in detiill as well as Incidents 
in the li/e and meteoric rise oC 
Mayrs. The pugilist is good for a 
spread on any page of local news- 
papers heretofore very conscrva«. 
tlve concerning ring happenings. . 

Mayrs' spectacular rise has a 
definite background In the Baltic 
more Civic Athletic Club, organ- 
ized early last summer with th« 
backing of local business men. 
Aaron Oeorge and Harry Van Ho« 
ven. The Oeorgo-Vnn Hoven com- 
hln.ation worked hard In the be- 
lief that Baltimore could be mad« 
a good fight town. George, mana- 
ger of Mayrs, had a nucleus fof 
the club in a good stable of maul- 
ers. Mayrs had to his credit a vic- 
tory over Honey Boy PInnegan 
and two great although loslni? 
fights with Bob Garcia and Babe 
Herman, 

The business men behind th« 
club turned over the entire a3«'<-t» 
to Oeorge and Van Hoven, glvin« 
them the benefits of any resulta 
they might obtain. Ten of tho host 
summer bouts en record here wer« 
fought. Mayrs figured In three of 
the main bouts and closed the sea- 
son with an unexpected win over 
Jose Lombardo. 

The club stepped down at the 
close of tho outdoor season and r<J« 
leased the Arena for their rcsump^ 
tlon next summer. The Mayrs sen- 
sational victory, however, caused 
the business men buck of the clul> 
to request George and Van Hoven 
to stage three stellar bouts during 
the coming winter that are flpured 
to attract national attention. 



PROBABLE HGHT WINNERS 

AND PROPER ODDS 



BOUT 



By JACK CONWAY 

FRIDAY, OCT. 9 
Pionfer Club 

,*>'.f,- — " ■ — " " -.,^;»5,. ,j.WINNjSR — >;: 

Larry Eatridge vs. Frank Moody.... «,. Moody .^.«., 

Bob Lawson vs. Yale Okun Lawaon 

Tony Lyons vs. Emil d« Angelas Lyons .....»,., 

Dan Tern's vs. Lou Presto Tcrris 

SATURDAY, OCT. 10 
Commonwealth Club 

Lew Hurley v«. Harry London Hurley 

John L. Johnson vs. Carl Carter Johnson ... 

Tony Conneroni vs. Johnny Huber Huber 

Jimmy Roberta va. Joe Marcheai Roberta .... 

Ridgowood Grove 
Joa Stoessel va. Sandy Siefert Stocssel ..., 



"f^^-iK. 



0D08 

... 7-5 
. .even 
... 2-1 
, . .even 



,. 8-6 

.. 7-5 
.even 
even 



...... 7-5 



Kaufman ......even 



Joey Kaufnr>an va. Bobby Burns _ 

J. Pincua va. Henry Molerini Pincua . . ., ..^ even 

Vincent Peppe va. Abe Spinner Peppe ^...^^.^.^^.^ 6-5 

MONDAY, OCT. 12 

Polo Ground* A. C. 

Babe Herman va. Johnny Dundee Herman , -^ 7-5 

Paul Berlenbach va. King Solomon Borlanbach . 8-6 

Sid Tcrria vs. Jack Bernstein Tcrrls -..-,......, 7-5 

SCORE TO DATE 
Selections, 343. Winners, 258. Lotera, 43. Dr.iws, 42. 



14 



VARIETY 



NEW ACTS THIS WEEK 



Wednesday, October 7, 1925 



IRENE FRANKLIN 

Assisted by Jerry Jarnigan 

8onga 

20 Mins.; Thraa (Soecial) 

Palaca 

This is In the nature of a come- 
back (or Irene Franklin, who had 
gono through an eight months' pe- 
riod of enforced idleness due to a 
Bevere case of neuritis developed on 
the last lap of her Australian tour 
• last season. Also the lirst Jocal' 
appearance of the newlywods since 
their marriage in the summer. 

Miss Franklin looked none the 
worse for her tryins experience (not 
the marriage — the illness) and was 
there forty ways with the usual 
dynamic delivery, also a new brace 
of songs authored and composed by 
Miss Franklin and Jarnlsran and 
with the latter presidinp ovei the 
.Ivories, as usual handling that as- 
^Blgiiment- In a manner that left 
nothing to bu desired. 

Making an entrance In a hoop_-d 
costume Miss Franklin provoked an 
ovation from the outfronters which 
she subdued Instantly by going into 
her opening number "Dimples," a 
comedy plaint on a beauty parlor 
conductor's beau which she sent 
across in inimitable style. "My 
Drug Store Cowboy Man" followed 
and proved equally effective as a 
laugh producer with Miss, Franklin 
not permitting them to rtcover be- 
fore planting her third "I "Wanted 
A Cave Man," another comedy wow 
on the she kncw-what-she-wanted 
but was sorry she got it oider which 
had them howling. 

In the follow up Jarnigan planted 
the inevitable piano solo as he put 
It, planting it In an apologetic and 
humorous way and utillzlns a bal- 
laJ as his idea of. how Lizst would 
have interpreted It. 

Miss Franklin returned In an at- 
tractive green dress for "The 
Whistle Never Blows f- • Mother," 
a rough diamond plea for a rest for 
Ura and a new slant on mother songs 
sand led in a serio-comic way. By 
way of contrast the follow up 
•Nickle Nursing Papa" was a lyric- 
al chant of a wise-cracking chorus 
girl who shuffled the pack for a 
butter and egger but actually drew 
•n automatic bound. 

This was Miss Franklin's logical 
sign off but the mob wouldn't let 
her get away. Many calls for "Red 
Head" were Anally quieted through 
Alias Franklin substitutins a newer 
kid number which also clicMed and 
remained on for "To Hell With 
Art," a song protest from an usher- 
ette In a movie house that had the 
gills costumed to fit the feature and 
who threw up the sponge when 
'The Naked Truth" was booked In. 
Miss Franklin's numbers are 
there, her delivery as sparkling as 
ever and her present act sure Are 
as a - topllner for th« best of tlje 
big timepgr— Edba. 



CREATORE and HIS BAND (42) 
30 Mins.; Three 
Hippodrome, New York. 

Creutore and ills Band, niak'ng 
their first and only New York ap- 
pearance In vaudeville this season 
at the Hippodrome, bring to the 
two-a-day a new idea in orchestra 
music on the stage. It is strictly 
concert, the classics not being syn- 
copated In dance rhythm, but ren- 
dered as originally composed. 

Even his opening medley of "Hits 
of 1925' (which are really hits of 
1924), Is done more with an eye to 
the charm of the numbers as band 
selections. It's a question whether 
Creatore should not have compro- 
mised at least to the extent of de- 
livering the pop and musical comedy 
selections in the medley in dance 
tempo. It is in this opening medley 
that Pauline Talma delivers a vocal 
solo. Miss Talma Is possessed of a 
pleasing, powerful soprano. 

Thomas' Gavotte from "MIgnon." 
the "Glory Parade" (Issllli). a 
march militalre, and a selection 
from Flotows "Martha" completed 
the program. Miss Talma again con- 
tributed in the latter. 

The Creatore bram] of music Is 
not strict vaudeville, but in a house 
of the Hipp it's acceptable. It's 
corking concert stuff and of course 
readily acceptable in the picture 
theatres. 

The personnel of 42 (33 actually 
counted) is not laid out for dance 
Instrumentation. It is comprised 
chiefly of woodwinds, reeds and 
brasses with bass strings for back- 
ground. If vaudeville were serious-' 
ly intended, and an attempt for 
dance rhythm desired, part of the 
personnel could be routined as an 
Integral dance combination. But 
Ci<eatore is merely taking a flyer 
into vaudeville at- the Hipp, accord- 
ing to report. Abel 



CARL RANDALL and CO. (2) 

Songs and Dances 

18 Mins.; Full (Spacial) 

Palace. 

Carl Randall is doing a similar 
turn to one he aid around two years 
ago, but with Jacide Hurlbert and 
Mary Washburn as newcomers, re- 
placing Berta Donn and the other 
girl who comprised the former trio. 
Randall's dancing, of course, con-^ 
tlnues the outstander with Carl' 
soft shoe solo, a strut and an acro- 
batic with Miss Hurlbert clicking 
heavily and the latter packing a 
telling comedy wallop through the 
knockabout comedy incorporati 1. 
Several songs space the dancing 
with Randall and Miss Hurlbert 
handling the vocalizing and Miss 
Washburn also contributing some 
neat stepping and a piano solo hot!) 
in acceptable manner. 

The act has class from start to 
flnlsh. The girls are lookers and 
talented as well. Randall has an 
ingratiating personality and can 
hold his own In the hoollng depart- 
ment. 

The turn Is sold ;1th a non- 
cholance that makes it seem al- 
most impromptu and with the con- 
tributors establishing that they are 
getting as much enjoyment out of 
the proceedings as the spectators. 

Went over big as closer of the 
first half. Edbd. 



PALACE 



Geneva Fitx are 
They appeared 



LAVARRS And MISS PINGAREE 

1(3) 
Acrobatic Revue 
15 Mins.; Full Stage (Special) 
Br.adway 

This is the team of Walter and 
Paul LioV'arr built up to revue form, 
a woman, billed as Miss Pingaree, 
doiiiij the in-between stuff which 
didn't amount to much. 

The men, however, are corking 
•croliats and before getting down 
to a (llfflcult routine which includes 
lifts from the floor and also when 
the understander was lying over the 
back of an especially constructed 
chnir, they did some dancijig. 

Oiiening the act, which is called 
"I'alches," the woman made an an- 
nouncement that life was pretty 
much patches, etc., and so was their 
review. The first Item was her 
Singing of a Chinese song, two 
verses and choruses spotted full 
stage in costume. Meant nothing. 
The men did a duo dance which w-a.s 
mild but later went into a burles- 
que Apaclie which held some of 
the roughest throws and falls seen 
around In some time. This clicked 
definitely, but the woman's solo, in 
"one" and following, failed to get 
anything. After this came the men's 
acrobatic work, which went over 
definitely. 

As far as the audience was con- 
cerned, the men were the whole act 
and the Insertions of song merely 
served to slow up the tempo of a 
turn which would have been sure 
fire In .seven minutes. 

Siak. 



FITZ SISTERS 
Musical 
Four (Parlor) 

Mary Knox and 
new to vaudeville 
for a week at the Maryland, Balti- 
more, their home town,. early in the 
summer. 

As a two-act singing straight 
songs and playing pianos, the young 
women fall to impress until their 
closing number, a duetted vocal- 
piano medley of southern airs, clos- 
ing with the sure Are "Dixie." 

In Baltimore their popularity In 
musical circles may have sent them 
across; at the 81st Street "Dixie" 
may be credited, although that was 
but one song of many. 

The girls are of nice appeiu-ance 
and cultured, vocally and instru- 
mentally. If they are to become of 
musical value to Vaudeville, the 
young women should have direction, 
routining and, what is the more 
important, selection of material. 

But in a road show such as' 
Lauder's or the present Houdini 
show, a turn such as this with two 
personable, talented young women 
of appearance would be a decided 
and liveable attraction. 

Vauileville is too noisy and too 
fast for such as these unless they 
learn their vaudeville from the 
ground up as the Kouns did. Then 
they may be able, as the Kouns 
did, to beat it — not before. 

Bime. 



LANG and VOELK 
Singing and Talking 
14 Mins.; Qna 
Lincoln, Chicago 

An attempt at comedy that fails 
at)oul summarizes this two -man 
combination. One of the men is 
bald-headed and middle-aged, with 
horn-rimmed glasses, who comes on 
and slants to sing. Immediately 
there is the usual rumpvis i*nd 
clanging of hammers on iron pipes 
off stage with the other member 
wearing a pair of pants that are 
forever falling down, occasioning 
shrieks from hysterical females. 

The "comic" does a sort of a 
v.icnnt stare boob. The .straight 
acts as much like an actor as he 
Is Bblo. 

They tell some ancient gags, 
then the "comic" goes Into a sob 
ballad. And the rest Is dull and 
stupid also. 

This Is about as bad an act as 
the Jieason has thus far revealed In 
Chicago. Neither has either show- 
manship or personality. Loop. 



TRED RICH and ORCH (8) 

Inst 'umental,. Singing and Comedy 

17 Mins.; Full (Special) 

"Variety" had a yarn to the 
effect W. Dayto.. Wegefarth, Keith 
executive, had asked Fred Rich 
to keep his vaudeville music 
nice, "sweet" and melodious such 
as he plays on the Astor Roof in- 
stead of the usual vaudeville hot 
stuff. According to report Rich ob- 
jected on the grounds the rf'cold" 
music wouldn't go in a vaudeville 
theatre. 

Apparently Rich won the discus- 
sion, but it seems it would have 
been wiser all around if some sort of 
compromise has been reached. The 
band opens with th. now hackneyed 
"Waters of the Minnetonka," the 
only soft and subdued music in the 
act. The other four instrumental 
and three vocal numbers vary from 
sizzling Charlestons to comedy jazz 
ditties and piano blues. There is 
no change in pace o. let-down such 
as a couple of genteel foxtrots might 
have provided. That's the chief 
fault with the act which otherwise 
Is mighty good entertainment. 

Th nine -piece orchestra is one 
of the best in the metropolitan dis- 
trict and it their music is Jazzy it's 
heated In the proper fashion. Rich 
makes the mistake of keeping him- 
self In the spotlight, both literally 
and figuratively. He has a solo in- 
terlude in nearly every number and 
while he is undoubtedly a fine Jasz 
pianist and a neat -appearing 
youngster, a little more modesty 
would be becoming. 

Bert Lewie, currently at the Club 
Kentucky and intermittently in 
vaudeville, is featured with the 
band. Lewis' style of delivering nut 
numbers Is primarily aimed at a 
cabaret floor, but that doesn't mean 
he docs not qualify as a good vaude- 
ville entertainer. He ban three 
songs and works well with the band 
although some rearrangement of 
routine might be an improvement. 

Some clever doubling by the saxo- 
phonists on various reed and wood- 
wind instruments deserves to be 
mentioned. In presentation the act 
does not possess much novelty aside 
from some syncopated action during 
one of the Charlestons. There is no 
dancing or singing except that per- 
formed by Lewis. 

The act should rank In time with 
the many good bands playing the 
beSt hou.seg. ,. . *-~^t- — - —i 



A rattling good bill here with 
plenty of comedy and two class 
dancing features dividing honors, 
not omitting the return of Irene 
Franklin, who seemingly corrob- 
orates Blanche Merrill's plaint on 
weeping singles that the only sure 
way to retain a piano accompanist 
Is to marry him. Miss Franklin and 
Jerry Jarnigan, her present Ivory 
tickler, "walked the plank" in July, 
and this is their first Joint a ipear- 
ance at the Palace, professionally 
and maritally. It. goes without say- 
ing that their reception was unan- 
imous. Miss Franklin offered a new 
song cycle authored by herself and 
composed by Jarnigan (New Acts). 

The comedy motit of the bill was 
planted In the opening snot project- 
ing the Wilson Aubrey Trio, com- 
edy acrobats, who mopped up with 
their comedy wrestling stunt. Eddie 
Miller and Ben Bernard held the 
follow up with harmony singing 
(New Acts) . The latter duo re- 
placed Jerome Mann, being switched 
Into the bill at the matinee when 
the Juvenile entertainer experienced 
dlfflculty In obtaining a permit from 
the Gerry .Society to ."ippear. 

"The Blue Bird," with Vlasta 
Maslova, premier danseuse fea- 
tured, got over neatly In the trey, 
proving a combined diverting revue 
and an eye feat as well. The revue 
is divided into five episodes. Miss 
Maslova contributes an artistic 
adagio assisted by Bayard Rauth 
which brought worthy response 



MILLER and BERNARD 

Songs 

15 Mins.; One 

Palace 

This new combination comprises 
Eddie Miller, last with the 'vons. 
and Ben Bernard. The boys offer 
a harmony singing turn that makes 
a delectable deucer for big time. 
The boys utilize five published num- 
bers working three as doubles and 
the others as solos, and with the 
routine clicking through splendid 
harmony and good salesmanship. 

Well received in the deuce spot 
and set for this position on any of 
the big timers. Bdba. 



OKLAHOMA COLLEGIANS <8) 
Jaxz Band 
30 Mins.; Full 
Alhambra, London 

London, Sept. 25. 
If you want to test the level of 
modem ballroom efficiency, hear the 
Oklahoma Collegians. They are all 
boys: they, as the English say, 
"Jolly well have to be" to maintain 
the pace of 1925. In the States they 
number 10, but here the third sax 
and violin are temporarily missing. 
Even so. they create a volume of 
sound which sets every muscle of 
the body. In non-dancers as well as 
regular hoofers, aching to be on the 
move. Both in evening dress and 
in their collegiate garb of blue 
reefers with grey pants, they are a 
pleasing group to watch. 

Every man contributes to the 
comedy which Is gloriously spontan- 
eous. Most of their tricks are im- 
promptu ideas carried out on the 
spur of the moment and they re- 
tain this flavor, however, many 
times repeated. As a variety act, 
their distinctive personalities are 
turned to excellent account. All are 
capable of supplying a solo effort 
but their chief merit lies in their 
team work. When they parade, 
each with a benjo, and thrum forth 
harmonious thunders, the applause 
evoked Increases until it drowns the 
music of the strings. The laughs 
In one balled are raised by con- 
trasting the American and English 
styles of pronunciation. The Col- 
legians' sense of fun will renovate 
any ballad. 

After the ftfth performance In 
London the band was booked for 
the remaining five weeks of its 
stay. In doubling at the Kit-Cat 
Club they have been permanently 
spotted' clomng Intemt'iAKlon at the 
Alhambra. 



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JEAN JACKSON TROUPE (5) 

Cyclists 

8 Mins., Full Stage (Special) 

Broadway 

Three women and two men in 
this outfit, and all craek cycle rid- 
ers. The women handle bicycles, 
while one of tho men rides a tall 
unlcycle, another doing brief com- 
edy stuff on a miniature bike. 

The routine Is swift and lml>re.s- 
siv.e ending with .all five of the 
troupe on the one bike. 

As an opener or close, lively 
enough to be suitable in most any 
house. 

8i»k. 



Dorothy Bryant, executive secre- 
tary of the Chorus K<|Uity As.so.. 
leaves this week on a three months' 
leave of absence. Her work will 
be taken over by her OHslst.nnt, 
Nci;i« UcUmc. 



MILLS and SHEA 
Song, Dance, Acrobatic 
12 Mins.; One 

Two male ground tumblers and 
acrobats with an ambitious attempt 
at a novelty opening. In dark stage 
a police .whistle sounds and two 
running figures are seen. At lights 
up one Is sticking the other up. 
Tho latter has a prop cigar with a 
mustaclie att.ached. They double 
a comedy song followed by an acro- 
batic danco .nnd then get down to 
the meat with .some excellent ground 
tiiMibllng and hand-to-hand work. 

The latter portion of the act Is 
sure-fire and compares favorably 
with any yet seen. Tho gaps worked 
Into the routine also get over. 

A good turn of its kind and can 
hold a spot on the intermediate 
bills. An encore bit identified with 
the "Rnnawny Four" ^heuM be 
droppfil. I'oyt. 



and later contributed another .1 ine« 
equally well received. 

Walter C. Kelly foil.. wed ;,,id 
mopped up as usual with some n, w 
dialect stories and winding up v,ni> 
his "Virginia Judge".court .s.ssi.in 

Kelly kept the mob rfi an in r .„♦ 

laugh from the time he came on 
with the wise ones fairly pani, keil 
with the g.aft about the small-time 
hoofer charged with assauUluK' d 
piano player In a hon!:ey tonk. Keliv 
had several other new ones, but iius 
one had an e.speclal appeal for tho.se 
in the know of show business. 

Carl Randall, assisted by Mary 
Washburn and Jackie Hurlbert, reg- 
istered heavy in the next spot with 
a singing and dancing revue th.it 
was the very essence of clas.s and 
good entertainment also (New 
Acts). 

Walter and Emily Walters also 
aided the comedy section mate- 
rially with an up-to-date ventriln. 
Qulul offering, with both hanUling 
"dummies" and carrying on a four, 
cornered. rep.artee incorporating gags 
much above the average for thU 
class of turn and with Miss Walter's 
"baby cry" a gem of realism. The... 
act was awarded one of the best 
hand« of the night atid reialled for 
six legitimate bows. Miss Franklin 
next. I 

Glenn and Jenkins held down the 
next to shut assignment with some 
nifty comedy, dancing and instru- 
mental numbers that clicked beyond 
question. Their material is espe- 
cially good and their salesmanship ' 
even better. The boys are also 
crack dancers and have a sure- 
fire comefly turn for anywhere. 

Amac, assisted by Velma, closed 
with his "lOlusive Lady' illusion. 
The stunt is a new slant of making 
a girl disappear wl,th a three card 
monte arranpement replacing the 
cabinet generally utilized by 8om4> 
of this illusionists predecessors. • 

Business good at the Monday 
night session, with the show open- 
ing to a slim house but gradually 
filling up the vacancies on the main 
floor. f:dba. 

HIPPODROME 

The accent at the Hippodrome 
this week remains definitely on 
the first syllable. Hilda Ferguson, 
favdVite of the kiddies, sees- to that. 
Annette Kellerman, one of the char- 
ter members of the "hlp-hip-hoo- 
ray" club, sees to it also, and final- 
ly the entrants in the "Evening 
Graphic"-Kellerman Perfect Wom- 
an contest see to it and are to be 
seen. '■ 

These last mentioned young 
Venuses In fact helped to make up 
for a serious comedy deficiency of 
the program. After Miss Keller- 
man's act had closed the show some 
16 of them were led out to exhibit 
their well-developed charms in one- 
piece bathing suits. Two or three 
were not so bad, but one look at 
most of them and Mr. Macfadden 
would have given up being a phys- 
ical culturist. Miss Kellerman went 
rather specifically and intimately 
into the highlights of tills ones 
diaphragm and that one's underpin- 
ning and finally nicked the huskiest 
Juno of the lot to be "Miss Monday ' 

Evening" in the finals to be hold the 

end of the week. 

It was the big moment of an 
evening that was not as bright and 
constantly enterfaining as the HIi» 
usually provides. The humor famine — 
was as m.arked as last week and at 
least two of the three-sheeted top- 
liners proved somewhat disappoint- 
ing. 

John Steel was one. Some of Ms 
notes are still glorious, but he did 
not seem to be In nearly as splendid 
voice as In the old "Follies" and 
"Music Box" days. Perhaps his 
routine had much to do with It, as 
three of his songs have been war- 
bled to death from the stage and on 
the air and a fourth, written by 
Mabel Stapleton, his accompanist 
and wife, Is almost totally unim- 
pres.sive. He was heard to best ad- 
vantage later when singing "Ma- 
cushla" with Crea tore's Band. At 
that time he received real applause, 
something which had been more or 
less lacking In his regular spot, 
fourth. 

The Ferguson - Chadwick - Linda 
turn closed the first half with Idcn- 
tlcaJKy' the same rotrtln* as la.st._ 
week. The .agllo hlgh-kirUInt; and 
clogging of the Misses Linda and 
Chadwick respectively sell the act 
on merit and Miss Ferguson's unex- 
purgated Jello antics give the vl.s- 
itlng firemen a thrill they would 
have to travel 30 blocks south to du- 
plicate. 

Joale Heather, back after four 
years, proved to be a mild lut 
pleasant Interlude, opening .ifter in- 
termission In a big house for a Ii;.'ht 
singing turn. Miss Kellei man omit- 
ted her mermaid scene, but went 
throiifjh the divint: routine with her 
usual grace and zest. Her .ill-ni''- 
ber suit Is a bright red slnde nn" 
proves even more effective iliaii Cie 
blafk one as a meiliuni f^-r M'lting 
off that famous tlnif-<lef,\ ii ^' ""' 
ure. 

Creatore's new routine l.< 1'".'" 
.•-iiorier and more nuisi<-.il).v ivoi'h- 
vvhlle than la.st week's, and ''« 
.scored. He is playiiitr an Irl^'h ("••'' 
pri'-e HI r.inttf'l l.\' himself, n 'I""* 
lightful cIiishIchI w.iltz a \ i """ 
Herbert medley, introilin)!:!-' 
"f the ronsler s e t. i' 



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Wednesday October 7. 1925 



VAUDEVILLE REVIEWS 



VARIETY 



IS 



equally beautiful worka, and, for un 
eniore, the famous 'Light Cavalry." 
CreatoVe seertvs to be erring In 
flaunting those eccentricities of con- 
durting of which he seems to be so 
proud. They may impresH in the 
sticks as the signs of a genius, but 
for the semi-civlllzed Hip they are 
less than applesauce. 

Practically the entire comedy 
burden fell on Val and Krnie Stan- 
ton, next to closing, and a laugh- 
Btarved audience awarded them the 
hit of the bill. The boys, just Odck 
from London, seem to have the best 
act they're ever done and landed 
Just as soundly with the uke and 
harmonica playing, singing and 
hoofing as with their gobbled Eng- 
• lish and mispronunciation. 

The only laughs In the Hrst half 
were provided by Krerf Ardath and 
Co., third, bilt this clever comedian 
could never get going. His success 
elsewhere on the circuit p.oves that 
the ftip Is a poor house for Ms typs 
of act. Perhaps if he had not made 
his drunk so lifelike but had Hopped 
and clowned about the stage more 
In a low comedy fashion he might 
have connected more .soundly. 

Scanlon, Denno Brothers and 
Scanlon opened with their excellent 
routine of clogging, the disclosure 
that one of the male auartot is a 
woman proving a genuine suri>rise. 
Richard Haveman's wild animalf 
were next, a perfect act tor the 
house, spectacular, daring and col- 
oiful as it Is. The great beauty of 
the lions, the fierce strength of the 
leopards and the snarling but com- 
plete subjugation of the one giant 
tisrer by the German trainer are he 
chief points of interest. 

Business was exceptional for a 
Monday, with a sell-out downstairs 
and the lower shelf and boxes very 
comfortably filled. The Foster Oirls 
made some half a dozen appear- 
ances, displaying nothing new, but 
always dres.sing up the sta^e and 
adding color. 



typical Oriental routine of mild 
flavor. 

Sammy White and Kia Puck had 
a tough Job in following the Ails 
act, but after a slow start they also 
had things their own way, leaving 
the crowd so fed up witli luughH tliai 
the slow start of the succeeding 
turn — La Varr Bios, and Miss Pin- 
garee «New Acts) — was met with a 
walkout. 

A Schulberg picture, "Go Straight," 
was the film feature. Business Mon- 
day night good, with upslair.s trade 
heavy. 

Siak. 



STATE 

Business terrific Monday night, 
with the Chaplin "Gold Hualj" film 
the draw. The show itself Just about 
Kang itself to sleep. Songs in every 
act. 

Harry and Mary Scranton opened 
in "one" with a sung and some dance 
"bits," fooling most of the folks, who 
did not know that their specialty 
was tight-wire walking. 

Rhodes and Wat.son, a "sister 
team," sang their way into favor, the 
Mary Ellis' impression by Miss 
Rhodes being very well liked. This 
act has appeared to much better ad- 
vantage in other Loew houses. The 
girls sing well, but their last two 
numbers are too similar. 

More singing by Yates and Car- 
son, Although the flippant cross-tire 
between the man and the woman, 
with the tiirmer kidding the latter 
much of the time about her size. 
Several of the remarks are pretty 
strong, but got laughs in spots. 

Lewis and Dody, headlining, 
dished up some of their comedy gags 
and sang, too. The closing act. "Bo- 
hemian Nights." flooded the bill with 
more songs and dancing. 

"Bohemian Nights" is one of those 
Russian acts where 'the men and 
women sing a little, danc* a little 
and then sing some Dtore. One 
woman fiddled for a change. 

iffarfc. 



MONCLCCISTS OF THE STAGE 



ALBEE, BROOKLYN 

Nli^e, sedate entertainment acros.s 
the bridge at this hou.se for the cur- 
rent week, with most of the pepper 
(n the three act second half. 

Roger Wolfe Kahn and his 13 
musicians usurped plenty of time 
In the No. 3 spot, but was topped 
by Nora Bayes, who sang her ac- 
customed number of stanzas and 
then prattled about her children for 
an additional 15 minutes. Undoubt- 
edly a showwoman. Miss B.ayes 
nevertheless continues to take ad- 
vantage of an audience's hospitality 
to the point where this is evident 
, through the applause building and 
then dwindling. However, Miss 
Bayca may have adopted the Eng- 
lish idea of anything resembling a 
"h.'ind" is an excuse to linger. 

Hamiiton and ILiyes did very 
.well in the mamrnoth auditorium, 
and previously were Booth and 
Nina, and the Temple Four. 

Bill Robinson opened the second 
half, drew a receptloji and bowled 
thorn over with his hard shoe tap- 
ping that amounts to a treat in this 
type of work. The colored boy's 
bit on the flight of st.tirs put him 
away solidly, if there were any 
doubt up to that time. Behind Rob- 
inson came the Dillon-Parker Re- 
vue, constructed on the Ch:trlot idea 
T>f brief skits. The act looied iwxr- 
ticularly well within those ullr.i 
confines, with the light laughter and 
scattering applause sounding more 
like a $1.40 musical, althoucrh ex- 
tended with utmost approval. Thi.s 
house seems to unconsciously dre.«H 
• u an audienoe. 
Joe Laurie, Jr., had the auestional-le 
advantage of the late soot, but 
hoppod it throuKh for consivlerable 
appreciation, SKig. 

BROADWAY 

One of those audiences that start- 
P'l laughing when thoy l>ou','ht tick- 
et.s in Mond.iy niulit. and .some 
supor-o.vtra -.special laughers and 
Whistlers in the lialcoiiv. For tluso 
tfl.ows llo.scoe .Ail.s. S.immv White 
ariil Kva Puck and the Bert Baker 
«ct were target.s of approval, for on 
»' of thorn the l)oy.s let tlie shouts. 
- rff .'"'^^ •ind < ■cillfi-rnlH. The re.st 
01 'Ii- show wa.s oUfh and a'fair e.\- 
smplo of popular vauilovllle ofYereil 
11 good style. 

<';"ninf,'' was tlio .lean .lack.son 
'i_iupp of oyclj.sts (.Vow Acls). who 
"i'l well, while WiKi.uns l';i..s, \en- 
"Mo.iuist wa.s siM)ttoa No. 2 and 
^, 'i"i'', ^"'' ''"' ''-'wc.s. iiert B.ikor 
'..IV,' '"••< several soas..!)^' old skctcji. 
I lie Prevaric.itor." fclh.wod. and 
«'•") niop.ied clean with some sure- 
nre ^(uiT. 

I>ixio Hai'nili.m. a woman .Mncle 
wjtli o\,.,.rienco which smacked of 
ho -nl;,nMs. w.is fourtli with a ro'i- 
' no that was for the iin.st pari ox- 
cm-.vo. .She lof.k I. no good I,.f,'iii- 
w.ile eneoi-o and rathoi- an..i;i.>r. but 

'v.'"- ^''''W' laovontfd this. 

'hon Rosco,. Ail..». Kjito I'lillmaTi 
■n. uipir oomp.-inv nf Ja^z p! iVors 
^" I 'lin( ( 1-.^. Atls ;,n(l the ciow Were 
n riot all throu;,-h. running wav over 
"■< ' an hour and i,'etl!ntr away with 
P^Ory minute. The turn Is fanilli.ir 
I. va.|^,,viiio, excer>t that niavlio an 
I,'"";'"'?'''.'" handed .1 din. -or." Doro- 
"'y Wm Nworlh. wa.H on the level. 
«"■< .said that she hi. I jii.<t boon over 
"■nm Lf,ndon a weel^ an. I would do 
"^r sfutT. Her .stuiT eonsistod of a 



KEITH'S BOSTON 

Boston, Oct. S 

The headllner at the Kelcb house 
this week is Olga Petrova. On a 
bill that runs at times far above 
the ordinary she stands out. by far 
the best act on the list. 

Placed third before closing, the 
spot position for the local house, 
Petrova took 25 minutes for he» 
routine, which included six songs. 
.one in French, another in Spani.sh 
and the others in English, winding 
up with "The Keys to Heaven" the 
old English classic which is seidcm 
attempted except on the concert 
siage. Her closing number, the 
only one in which she used the 
piano, held the house spellbound. 

As mentioned the hill is above the 
average in many places. It really 
starts to hit this high grade with tlie 
dancing act of the Aibertina Rasch 
Girls in fourth position. In their 
15 minutes these girls give an ex- 
hibition of solo and ballot dancing 
that wa.s perfect in execution. The 
act. well slu'-;ed and beautifully cos- 
tumed, runs so fast it left the house 
hardly realizing they had seen all 
the programmed niiinlici.s. 

Val Harris and Ver.i (Iriffin took 
up the work where llie dancers left 
off and witli their swift comedy {..ct 
kept up the pace. This act has 
plenty of fine material with Miss 
Griffin and Harris setting over 
every point. Following Petrova 
came Ed Pre.ssler and Blanche 
Klaiss in their .song, dance and 
pantomime act. A liard assign- 
ment but succossfully handled with 
tiie act going vcr.v strong at the 
finish. 

For a closer the house had 
Charles R. Hector and St. James 
orchestra. This orchestra Js larger 
than most of those in vaudeville to- 
d;j.y, comprising 10 players and 
Hector. It is an orchestra high in 
tfine with tlieir prinoii>al bid for ap- 
proval being tlio way they put over 
a fantasia on airs fiom "Cavalloria 
Rustic.ana." The ore.hostra is as- 
sisted by Suzanne Briekley, who at 
the Monday show did one number. 
Seven numliers were i)roKrainme(l 
but with llio late running shfiw two 
wore cut. U is unfortunate that the 
bill calls for this orchestra .act 
<'lo.sing the -show for -the -waikowt 
^rMHtK'-not J."^ stopped .tlid the act 
(lid not deserve such treatment. 

The Ballstoiis i eiiiiililirists) open- 
ed the show, the act gettini; its 
pundi iirtlie liriale of the man who 
hops on one h.md .across an aerial 
novelty traio/.e. 

On ".No. 2 " wore Marie Civaiianh 
and r.ud Cooper, the fornior billed 
as a divine dancer iiul Cooper as a 
.soi'g coniposor. His pojiuiar com- 
positions got him by .illboimii his 
voice wa.s a«ay off. The sirl .seerns 
to be a very likely siepjior. Fiatik 
and Teddy SaMni with i now tW'ist 
on their <i)rii"dy' no\eliy. l Quit", 
wore tliirrt and kept 'he house 
iM>.-uiaiir witli ilosi- very funny 
toUiii on \ tmi-nal ut. I.Ujf«:i/. 



May Phelan, 'ho v,'ref.|er at 
OBrien. .Milevin.sl.y <t Dri.scoll'a of- 
fi.:e, and Thoni.is .1 Hirnion, Jr., 
have sot the d.ite for their ni.irriai^o 
for Iiec. S. Mi-!S M ly lia>< gu inled 
Iho oiUor Hin -tiini of the thontric.il 
liw linn for soitm firn- The pros- 
pective groom ii .i ptofosTioita! golf 
■ h imi>ion. 



(Continued from page 4) 
The lecturing humorists of our 
early days. Bill N'ye, Josh Billings. 
Elihu I'erkins, Artemus Ward and 
the rest had the very easy audiences 
of the Chatauquas. Gartherings of 
eaolly pleased old ladies and gentle- 
men who had read that these hu- 
morl.sts were good and proved that 
they believed it by taughing while 
th y were buying their tickets. In 
many a school-room, church audi- 
torium and lecture hall they were — 
one may say — elegantly, the knees 
of the well known bee. But when 
they ventured Into vaudeville, mis- 
lead by this success, they found that 
while they had "endeavored" they 
had not "delivered," and the thud 
is still reverberating. 

Even Elbert Hubbard gave up at 
a Cincinnati matinee, and the great 
Chauncey Depew. had he been silly 
enough to attempt such a thing — 
which, fortunately never entered 
his consciousness — would, under 
those conditions, he would have 
represented at best merely a Mo- 
Ready pause. 

A Successful Politician 

Fortunately great men in politics 
or great men anywhere who wish 
to be taken seriously have never 
made the mistake of trying to be 
funny. As has been noted, it killed 
Tom Marshall. Lincoln Is the only 
great man who survived It, and 
Coolidge is too smart to try It. My 
idea of a successful political figure 
is a man who always makes it a 
point to look as downhearted as 
Coolidge does when he is laughing. 

During my first years on the le- 
gitimate stage— say from 1886 to 
1900— Tim Murphy and Sol Smith 
Russell — afterwards notable Amer- 
ican legitimate actors — were suc- 
cessful single entertainers In the 
early Variety. So, I believe, was 
Nat Goodwin and Francis Wilson, 
while George Wood, the "slightly 
dllTerent" comedian was a great pio- 
neer singcl, and Old Hoss James 
Hoey, I think, originated single 
"nut ' stuff. 

Biit about that time there ap- 
peared the first originator and great 
monologist of which I personally 
know, namely, "J. W. Kelly, the 
rolling mill man." Hie reputation 
still overshadows all who have fol- 
lowed — at least In the minds of most 
who remember him. Never did a 
talker so impress each member of 
the audience that they were being 
per.-;onally and intimately addressed. 
His comedy pictures of early New 
York and Chicago life, his comments 
and tales of the corner saloon, the 
beer can, the boaraing-house, the 
goats and shanties of the squatters, 
were contemporan^oua with the 
same subject matter in the old 
Harrigan and Hart comedies on the 
New York legitimate stage. 
. Wits 

Those were the days of "Wits," 
on and off. The greatest legitimate 
actors strove for "Bon Mots" and 
the erudite shaft of Maurice Barry- 
more, the caustic bolts of Wilton 
Lackeye, the bright sarcasm of 
Richard Mansfield, the impressive 
pronouncements of Augustus 
Thomjus, and the quick quips of the 
then young Collier still remain as 
hurdles for the present younger 
generation of conversational hu- 
morists in the Lambs and Players 
Club.s. 

This spirit Wfui reflected by 
m.any a variety comedian who kept 
alive hi.s reputation during open 
weeks by sidewalk comedy, whlcii 
made iiale the mild humor of the 
cultured magazines. 
• Sidewalk comedy and comodl.jns 
.Iro now otU of d.'it'c. The comedi.a.n 
wlho-pwns a foilntry place ami a 
car has learned, amongst other 
things, that if he can't sell it, it 
makes liim look foolish to try to 
give it awa.v. Thi.s wi.sdom has fol- 
lowed him into the theatre, where 
lie has al.so learned tIiat*those who 
eomo in on a "comp" seMotn ap- 
prove of the show. 

After Kelly, the rolling mill 
man, came Joe Woleh who ins lia<l 
.1 million imitators but his never 
l>een eiiui'Ieil. and his e<i'i.il never 
pvon approached exeejit tiy liis 
brother (lien Wot'-h), who iH still 
tdayiiig atui who still makes g<»od. 
Iioth as an entertiinor and as the 
sweetest monurn'ont to the loyalty 
of (lie Ameriean r"il>lic. winch hi.s 
ever made the re.^t of ua a little 
nioiH thankful irid humble. 

About that time- \H<)H or eirlior - 
c.eorgo Fuller '■;oM"n appoarod 
Ho wa.s dis'inetly an oriRlnator 
lie WIS the first great intelleitn i| 
ninn.il'ic;i:-t. and, to me it toast., Is 
siiM '.loj grMtesl riionologiM and Hio 



I i;reateat man (hat the vaudevilles 

' have over prodiicod. But lliat if 

another story. Peaie to his ashes. 

Directly opiosite. in method. oan>o 
the great and orii;inal Ezra ♦Kendall. 
whose play ujion words has never 
been oiiuailed, and who kr\ow l>ost 
the art of accunnilatlrig ripples 
from "stiuibs" and Imnchini? re- 
pressed humor int« .in explosive 
laugh at will. He wa-^. periiaps. 
the most widely and toast su<-co»s- 
fuliy imitated. 

Parallel with these, dating back 
to and even b^for.' the rolling mill 
man, and still living and elTectivo, 
is Frank Busii the best .story toller 
of tliom all. If one refers to those 
wlio depend oii stones and not u|Hm 
their own person.ilitios. 

Harry Thompson, "the Mayor of 
tlie Bowery.'' was a close second. 
Ot the minstrel men who had the 
aid of cork. Lew Dockstader. 
George W'il.son, Gootko Thati-lier and 
Willis P. Swcatnam headed. An>l^ 
the sliKlitly later ones. Artmir 
Kigby. .Ilmmld Wall. Eddie Boss, 
Press Eldridgo. Billy Van and Wal- 
ter Woems wore juways more than 
good. 

Alf Grant, a wtiite-faced come- 
dian, as good and as old and still 
as young as any ahove mentioned, 
never got a "break," but there are 
those who know. 

Frod NH)Io. about I'JOO. came In 
as the fir.st ori.ginal and thoroughly 
genteel, cultured humorist^ i>ut left 
to manage the Four Cohans, and 
has pas.sed prominently into pic- 
tures. 

Jim Corbetf. at the same date, 
gave us the most ititoroating per- 
sonal monolog we ever had, and. 
to my mind, would stlTl be even 
more valuable In h similar vehicle. 
To date back again. James J. 
Morton, from a first-class .straight 
monol»g drifted into a "nut" mono- 
log, and has to answer for a hun- 
dred imitators. He did not originate 
that style, perhaps, +>ut was the 
most successful. Frank Tinney, 
with » similar voir, owes his meth- 
ods to the accident of discovering 
its value when he was a kid of 5 
or 6 years old and tried to teach 
the orchestra leader how to answer 
one of hia "gags'* In front of the 
audience, not knowing whether It 
was a rehearsal or a performance. 
This was at Docnujador's yieatre. 
Wilmington, about 1900. The Stan- 
ton boys, Val and Ernie, who were 
then children also, were present on 
the bill, with the "Big Rooster," as 
was also the illustrious actress. 
Maude Grainttor, for her first and 
only vaudeville week, and yours 
truly and wife (yes, present wife!) 
in an old soldier sketch. Klllott 
wa.«t then a baby in the rtrP5-Hlng 
room and Ruth somewhere In the 
future. George Yeoman, In a mono- 
Ipijue and later in his "XArMei" sin- 
gle, was also on that bill However, 
lot us get on. 

Later came .lulitm Tunnen, first 
an imitator of great actors in their 
curtain speeches, then with brll- 
lian original material, and still one 
of the best monologiHta we have 
over h.id. 

Walter C. Kelly, whom the unin- 
itiated somotimeH confound with 
Kelly, the rolling mill m.in. came in 
some 15 years ago Or at least his 
recent article give.'j the correct 
date. He was tlio first to realize the 
value of construction In a monolog 
and the lirst to introduce it effect- 
ively. 

Adopting a ijasic dram.atlc trial 
scino idea of proven wortfi filnco 
"Sliylock," 'Damon and Pythias," 
and otiier trage lies down to the old 
aftorrdece of "Iri.'-h Justice" and 
baek through the drfi'maa of 
"M'i.larhir "3P." "On Trial," "Llght- 
niii," and the rei^t. he created a 
new American classic wllii a pic- 
ture of a southern loeal court, and 
so /ilb'd it with nni.izing cliaraeter 
creation so expertly done that he 
Ki\os the illusion (if a room full of 
peopto, and it is haid to roatize 
when do If^aves the stage tliat one 
ni.in lias done it <l!l. 

Abriut the H.ime time Cliff Gor- 
don ontored wilii a new st.yle of 
Geiiiian Senator, lielpirig to make 
Ills aiiliior. Aaron Ilofriiiaii, finiou.". 
111(1 Incidentally broa<l-st.ikliig an 
army of echoes who nro still doing 
his stuff. I talked to Cliff Gordon 
atv Norfoll:. Va., Saturday nlwiit 
iint.il 1 a m. Hutiiay. The not iliy 
he died in Ctiieago. after the Ma- 
j'-stlc matinee. And. Io.<»t wo forge', 
through tlie.se latter yearn ran 
Wilier Browor, alw,iyH a llrst- 
.;i ider. 

And aij.jln. tin iNi;ii iIi.tii all. ton 
fond riiomoriPs of Cfinle, Case i.ij 
■>;■ ijlnal and ft g:«.,( ar'ijf. 'Ito-fi j 



lllere wn Ulek KtloWles. moil^er 

intoriiai I'Hial of ';mhi 

Those Who Stand Up 

Space prevetus jdemiito mention 
of Digliy Bell. I>i>ll.. Willi. im -Jil- 
len. .laiiios Ru liimoid (iKiiioy, orig- 
inator of •F.IilLiplls"; Loiiey H i.i- 
kell. still as i^ood as over, wii cb 
means much; Bubo l>iekiiisoii. Sid 
tJrant and Hav Royoe. Cliick Sale 
our greatest clTaracter linporsonx- 
tor. can scarvoly l>e called a mono- 
logist; and tlieie are other splon.lid 
onen that I c.innot recall. 

But. of tirem all. George F^uller 
Golden. Ezra Kendal, the two Kol- 
lys, James Thoriituti and James 
Morton, Fred .Niblo, Lew DocksLad- 
ler. Charley, Ca.se, Clifl' Gordon, and 
Julius Tannen si.tnd out, ,imonK-'»t 
the dead and living. 

It IS true, I have before me. a 
New York "Glolie" notice of some 
seven years a^o, referring to me 
a.i '■vaudeville's keenest monolo- 
gist." and a "Variety" notice of five 
years ago making it "vaudeville's 
most accomplished monologist." and 
New York notices within the pant 
year of a single week at the Palace 
sa.\itig that 1 am "better than ever." 
All of which are worth merely a 
ronriniscont smile tow.ard a past 
which I have loft, not without sonte 
sweet memories. But. while I held 
important spots on the Big Time 
for three years as a monologist, It 
was due to my knowleilgo of deliv- 
ery gained on the dramatic stage 
in my early yojirs — which got me 
by — If I gilt by— after many years 
in my own playlet following the 
first section of my legitimate stage 
career. I quote it merely as my 
authority for referring — with au- 
thenticity — to the foregoing list, 
and '1 add that of all the lonely 
men of the stage, a true wit is the 
lonliest. 

Together with their monologue 
talents, men Uke Golden, Kendall, 
the Kellys, Tannen, and the others 
had and have talents far beyond 
what has been ^equir^d of them, 
and are men of fine minds, and, no 
doutit most of them have felt th« 
tragedy of comedy. Most of them 
h«ve paid the price — which the 
morons of the world demand of 
those who stand on their heads to 
please them, and who cannot real- 
ize that the same men are equally 
above, them when they stand on 
their feet. 

The Fool for Pay 
Still, why worry? It is asking 
too much to demand tlio priviloKO 
of acting the fool for pay and re- 
sent being taken for a foul alway.s. 
A century ago d<'gcnerate society 
waited that stage people had ceased 
to t<e interesting as they boc.ama 
intelligent and a dire authority re- 
cently protests that actors should 
confine oven their private conversa- 
tions to shop talk and not pretend 
to even semi-intoUigence on other 
subjects in midst of the mighty. 
And such a course ly obviously dis-. 
concerting to many a social aspir- 
ant, whose origin was the owner- 
ship of a delicatesBon shop. How- 
ever, all this is merely meant to 
jirecede a consideration of the pro- 
fessional future of mottologlsts, and 
that future, if any, I think, depend* 
upon their adapubility to new con- 
ditions. It Is a mistake to bewail 
the changes which lime must bring. 
Considerations once Important, grow 
always insignificant. with tho 
broader horizon which comes with 
progress. 

And the progressive artist must 
keep up. The vast crowded audi- 
toriums are here. Thoy are neces- 
sary. They are' the fruit of the 
times. Between the <lomands of the 
income tax, the demands of tlie 
Htockhojdors, who after all are the 
real owners and entitled to some 
return for their bravery other than 
sentiment, and the volume of iiusj- 
no.ss which chea|t» prices make 
ne<!e.'--sary in order to pay the ovoi- 
head (and the poiygloL audlonce—- 
which oho;ip prices aii'ilinniale pal- 
aces must bring in) there has conie 
an era in wi.'.en the fine sketch, the 
fine playlet, the fine song charac- 
terlz.atlon and that soul of iho o!d 
doII(;htful vaudevlilo in its best 
sense, the mfinnlog la now without 
a home. 

These gems, whtch ruadi- vaudo- 
villo the accepted fashlonai'le en- 
tert.iintrient in a d.iy ib.it i.s pa.is- 
int!. depend ui'ori lh'« iriagu of tlio 
human voice, in ."r.-i.^cs where fli it 
voice can have light :<n<\ -ihado. 

Those who can remain in vaude- 
ville siiccossfiilly win do so now, 
nn I h.avo trie.l to |i;«i.st l..'fore in 
tlnso t.ilks, boean.'ie Voey li.xvrt a 
solid, technical foiinuatioti. Tlicy 
wiil be I hose who c;in sf:''; l>o soon 
and hcniil. Not Ihroiigi: giima'-Hig 
and yelling, but throuiJh" tho okictI- 
erii cil nianai^-ni -nl of '•f .•.•osMion — 
.■ff< I five pau.HO before :■< 'irini.i; i 
V .if'firr, *tl>}n qitlotit'LT t\u riii< - 
,/W k i.r-f. '■I'lv'ci; iirini^f .f |i..l:i'.* 
<l '..tr •! le.'l o'l p.i J,- !)'!> 



16 



VARIETY 



Wednesday^ October 7, 1925 



5 
# 



) 



BILLS NEXT WEEK (OCT. 12) 

IN VAUDEVILLE TUBATUKS 
<AM hi>us«?» open for the week with Mnn<lay mnilnee,. wbrn Dot othemlse Indicated.) 
The liilla below are grouped in divialonh aoopnllng to b'lnkinn i Ulren aupplied from 
The manner io which the«« bIDs are priiite<J doeR not denote the relative Importance 

of arts nor iheir proKtrim position*. 

An anterlHk (•) before name denotes act in <l<ilng new rum. or reappearing after 

• baence from vaudeville, or appearlnu In city where Mated for the first time. 

BERLDi ♦ 

(Following bills current in Berlin 
ar« for th« entire month of October 
in each house listed.) 
Srala 



(RuniimK ordrr) 
Paul «:urdon 
Vier .s<ipliHl>'n 
Bee-Hf-e '."r 
W. Sih.nck A Co 
.Senta Born 
Kwanson Kis 
Jj Oauiior 
<*«r( Napp 
El!>i<> ic I'aulsen 
I>u-r''or Mros 
Mirui -<'>olcm 

WintrrKartra 

ner:i>ana Kublo 
4 Gerlanys 
Kevin & I'intel 
Can Hens 



Knllet Iiayelnia 
iltniy Kriihsen 
Six (inllenoa 
Kraokson 
(Others to flii) 

BreHlan-Llrbirh 

Selma Uraatz 
Kltter A Knappe 
Willy Bolesko 
Academy (Jirls 
Honhiilr Troupe 
Muller-SchBdow 4 
Prof I.lKhtmann 
l>ermonde8 
.ludge'a Sealloa 
l.lngfleld's B'thousp 

Cavalu-rorln 

Roland 



OrKK-IAJ. DENTIST TO THE I» V A. 

DR. JULIAN SIEGEL 

IStO Broadway, New Tark 

Bot. 46tli and 41tli Sts. 
Thh Week: Thrreffa Bailey, Paal Boraa 



M»Hk' FlalbUKh 

Ha HI hum J A Cook 
Iioti.iiil Sis 
(f)th.r« to fim 

Keith's Oreenpoliit 

;!d half (8-11) 
Jonrs A Hull 
Courting Days 
I.ydia Barry 
•M'lnger A Wilma 
Plo Carrol Hand 
(One to nil) 

]8l half (12-14) 
Jimmy I^urus 
(Others to fill) 

2d half (15-18) 
}Iarry Hines I 

(Others to fill) 

Keith's Orpheuai 

2d half (S-ni 
Tuyior & Mark ley 
ChiHolm & Oreon 
Morton A Brower 
(Three to nil) 

1st half (12-14) 
Mcl/lln A iCvans 
(Others lo fill) 



AMilTABHIJk, O. 
fafasee 

2d half 

.Anthony A Mnrcelle 
.Shapiro A O Mollcy 
.Monarchn of Mtlody 

.ITUANTA. GA. 

Grand 

(Maeon split) 
1st half 
B A (J Turner 



F'lorence nasi Co 
Allen A Canfleld 
'■osela A Verdi 
liluehird 
I'.'Oley A Sales 
I'iiul Paulsen 3 

BI'Ti.EB, PA. 

Majestic 

Creatluha 

Uoh) Milan Flappers 

C'AMDBN. N. J. 
Towera' 

(^»sa A I<ehn 
Cecil Alexandki'r 
Burr A ElainV 
Kmniett Welch's Co 
I'ressler A Klains 
Williams Family 

2d half 
I.ove Cabin 
Krugel A Rubels 
Roaemont Tr'b'd'ra 
(Three to nil) 



Richard Keane 

I°>«niar(Ht AColletle 
Olson A Johnson ^ 
(tine to nil) 

2d halt 

Margie Clifton Co 

Combe A Nevins 

Arthur tjul'ivnn Cr 

I'eplto 

Mel Klee 

Kthej. Parker Co 

DKTROIT. Mini. 
Teas pie 

Zoe Delphine Co 
I..unnaN Troupe 
Jus Urtffin Co 
O'Hanlon A X'mb ni 
Billy Ilallen 
Courtney 8ta Co 
Healy A Cross 
Muss % Frys 
Sun Fong Lin Co 

EUUIBA, N. y. 

Majestic 



}d half 

Sawyer A Eddy 
Bentelle A Uould 
Hyams A Evans 
Rlchdsn Bros A O 
Bobher 8hop 

G'D R'PIDS, MICH. 
Ramona Parii 

Chevalier Bros 

l.rf^t's Dance 

>Iur>it A Vogt 

Volga .Singers / 

Irene RIcardo 

Morak Sla 

2d half 
Emma Raymond Co 

H.Witt A Hall 
Craedon A Uavis 
The Briants 
Wilton {lis 
(One to nil) 

GRRKNSB'RG, PA 
Htraad 

The Rusalres 



Amarantina 
Werner-Arnoros Tr 
BItt ra Sisters 
Richard Hayes 
IJttlc Tich 
Bertaugh's Tr 

Mnnloh-DeotMches 

Foretunlo's I/ioos 
John Alex Bros 



Oscar Albrecht 
Franco Piper 
Martha Western 
Martha Solona 
.NlKht In Am M Hall 
I'etersen A Bergen 
Mauame Walkers 
nro.s Mnningo 
Neater A May 



KEITH CIECUIT 

NRW YORK riTT 
HIpsMdrome 

Mis.- Patricola 



Riviera 

2d half 
Franria A IJoyd 
Honeymoon Cruise 
Caslleton A Mack 
Jimmy Lucas Co 
(Three to fill) 



THIS OFFICE RENDERS EVERY SERVICE WITHIN THE 

PROVINCE OF A VAUDEVILLE BOOKING AGENCY 

FAITHFULLY. AND EFFICIENTLY 

THE FALLY MARKUS VAUDEVILLE AGENa 

1579 Broadwa; LACKAWANNA 7876 NEW YORK CITY 



Oion Sis 

Keene A WUllaina 

Cervo A Moro 

BALTIMOKK. Mil. 
Hippmlrume 

Billy Abbott 
("lay Crouch Co 
Jenk* A Fulton 



•Ro al W M Choir 

B ■. L<vy 

Tom Brown Band 

Stun Kavanaugh 

Jn« Hodginl Tr 

Tr-do Twins 

Wi . e Mausa 

K'-Hh's Fafafre 

Rae .Samuels 
Wei's. Va A West 
•Te;iip'ton Boys Co 
W le Booth 
(QUiers to nil) 

Keith-N BlTmldc 

■UV ;er C Kelly 
Al A F Steadman 
<>lenn A Jenkins 
Bert Baker Co 
Lorni r Girls 
to her:? to nil) 

Keith's aist St. 

Walter A Walterk 
Frt- ;; Wilson 
Patrice A Snllivan 
Kt-...z A Bi(gham 
^Others to nil) 

Moas' Broadwa/ 
Her* or 

•Tie Parlslennes 



Jean La Crosse 
Ray Huling 
Mlllanl A Ma' i 
(Three to fill) 
!d half 
Harris A Holly 
Walters A Waiter- 
Joe Howard Rev 
(Others to fill) 

Keith's Koyal 

y 2d half (111) 
Alice Morley 
Keno A Green 
Morris A Shaw 
Cham A Ben't Rev 
(Two to fill) ^ 

Ist hal(.(12-U) 
Brown A'W'taker 
B Bclce Bd 
Anger A Fair 
(Oihers to Oil) 

2d half (13-18) 
Murray A.C'lotte 
(Others to nil) 

Praetor's IZSth St. 

2d half 
The Daponts 
*Niclson A Warren 
Dan Fitch's MIns 

1st half (12-14) 
Master Gabriel Co 
Buckley C A S'well 
LaVarr Bhos A F 
(Three to flll) 



MARTY WHITE 

"THE SINGING HUMORESQUE" 



-JUrectlon JAMES B. PLCNKRIT 
TOM.«f CITKRA9 - 



AsMX'late 



C< -ilin & Glass 
<0:i'rs to nil) 

Ikloaa' roHseum 

The DjpoiUs 
11a l;e;; «- Delmar 
Jer.y A Grands 
(Toulon & Pearca 
(Three to fill) 

;..l half 
Avon Comedy 4 
Fr; lees Arms 
Hi' iiu'.iy A Austin 
(T .•.e, to flll) 

Moan' Franklla 
11 ris A< Holly 
Walurs A Walterii 
Fr »>r,.:. > :ms 
J i Inward Rev 
<Oth<rs to nil) 

d half 
Jean I. a Ciosse 
W.lxr ,^- Flejds 
MlllanI A Marlin 
(Others |.) nil) 

Moss' Regent 

Keno Al IlKiii 
S..irl!nr *.- (lasp.r 
tOlh.rs ',) (ill) 
2.1 liiilf 

(OlhersNo till) 

Kelth't Fonlliam 

Zelda Santl.-y 
Holloway A .\ustin 
Avon Comedy 4 



2d half <1S-1«) 
R A B Brill 
•Julian Ailhtir Co 
(Others to nil) 

Prartor'a Uth St. 

2d half (Nil) 
*Ah Man A Joe 

Rayiiiond A Cav'rly 
E<ldle Powell Rev 
(Three to fillj 

Ist half (12-14) 
R A- B Brill 
Julian Arthur Co 
(Others to lill) 

2d half (16-1«) 
Stan .Stanley Co 
LaVarr Bros A P 
(Others to lUI) 

Proetor's 5th Ave. 

• 2d ha)f (8 II) 
Holloway A Austin 

• 'astletnn A Ma^lc 
I'atrieola 

('has Kerr Band 
AUxander A (J'sen 
(ThreB to nil) 

1st half (12-14) 
WilliaiiiB A Huynes 
Uriti \- I'ody 
(Dth.rs to nil) 

KAK RUt'KAWAY 

< olumbia 

J<l half 
Mel.lin & Kvans 
4 IMKluonUb 
Iliai'h .X Knt 



NORFOLK l.r.l>GER-DISPATl'II 

Tuenday. O.t^iber «, 1»3S 

HARRY ADLER, 

FUNNY. CLEVER 



Is One of PrIneliMl raase<i of. Merri- 
ment at the Colonial 



K. Harry AilUr, fnoied all oTer tlic Keith 
cln'ult at I'liairniau of the piitenalnincitt 
"eimuulttee uf one," Is mukinc hU aiinualy 
farvwelt tour ami U^t eveaian aiiiil guuil t>y<^ 
1« a ("uluiilal audleiire that irt<i almuat eoii- 
•kiiilly lo an uproar of laugbter. 

Adler. Tery digiiinrd and busineu like, 
walks on tlw staee. He raakea a few caaiiii 
remarks ;ijid the iiialienee lauths. then l« tlie 
ttow of iNitter inrtTa*.es In Ti>him« ttie laufli^ 
becume longer and lnuiirr until he na^ III. 
whole house eonvuhe<l. He does nil kliulfi of 
lailtallons »llh Ms Uutiat, and tlie routine 
of Ills act it a ronieily itini. .\9 a sliiKle en 
tertalner. .^l1lrT ranks high, aiMl If likewise 
a shrewd sbowmaii at b« tines hit lauslu 
licTfwtly. lie It a "Wow." • 

ALF T. WILTON 

RKPHE-SENTATIVr. 



il. 




TUB H'OMAN-HATKR8' CLfB' 



Frnncps Arms 

(Two In fill) 
2d half 

The Duioiits 
HariM It ,V- Delni.ir 
Jerry A (Jrands 
(Three lo rtll) 

Keith's lliiniilton 

Franc i" A TJoyd 
' 8ld Lewis 
(Others to fill) 

2d half 
Keno A Green 
Ray Huling 
(Others to flll) 

• Mo«t' Jttlrrwm 
Honcymoaa Craise 



BROOK I.YV 
K. r. Albee 

A I Ilermnn 
f>lga Petrova 
Carl Rnndnll Co 
liose * Thrtrne 
•Crmcy A Dayne 
Brooks A Roks 
Kebia 
(One. to fill) 

Keith's Bnahwirk 

Dave Fer'son Co 
Warren A O'Brien 
CoDlin A Glass 
Alice Morle/ 
Act Beautiful 
(Tfersa t» flii) 



Keith's Prospect 

2d hair («-n) • 
Carey A Marr 
Conlln A Gla<is 
Romalne A Castle 
•.Mll'ahip A G Dson 
(Two to nil) 

l!it half (12-14) 
School Days 
Hylaas' Birds 
(Others to fill) 

— Sd^JiaU (15-lg) 

Ijine A Byron 
•Ruth Pryor Rev 
(Othefs to fill) 

ALBANY. N. Y. 
Prortor 

Gordon A Rica 
("urroll A Gorman 
Dan Coleman Co 
Bin Robinson 
I..opa Orientals 

2d half 
Nawrot A Boys 
I'uby A Smith 
Lewis A Ames 
(Two t<j fill) 

ALI-KNTOWJt, PA. 

(nionlal 

Annnnd A Perez 
Hughes A MonU 
Vione Barnes Co, 
Signor Friiroe 
(One to fill) 
2d half 
Racine >(i Ray 
Cruiaing 
Jans .V Whalen 
(Two to fill) 

Al.TOONA, PA. 

Mlsrhler 

2il half 

Violet \ I'artner 

Law renre A- MeA 
.^wift CiibKon Rev 
Medley A Dupne 
A A J "•orelli 

AMSTKR'M, JJ. Y. 

RIalto 

O'Brien A Dixon 
W Ntwinan Co 

4 ('horolBte DdliH 

Willies Reception 

2d half 
Dftnelnir M'D'nlds 
• 'am. II A- C.oriiwin 
iTwo to fill) 

ASBRY. P'K, N. .1. 
Main St 

Mis." PhyKnnl C'tre 
Dunham A OMIi-y 
Twi.'ts A Twirls 
(Two to nil) 
rd half 
Downey A Owens 
(Others to flll) 

AMHRVILLR, H. t . 

Plaza 

(Greenville spilt) 
I3t half 
Cycling Brunettes 
D N'rilson Co 
V A (• Avery 
Harry Adlef 
JSstelle Co 



O'Brien • 
(One lo flll) 

Maryland 

Robettls A Degan 
Tuck A Clnna 
Zermaine F A W 
Clifford A Marion 
Cossock Choir 
Ann Suter 
Harry J Conly Co 

B'V'R FALLH, PA. 

Tleieiil 

2d half 
Creations 

BIRM'tlHAM, .AI.A. 

Lyric 

F Ross A DuRORs 
Green A Lnfell 
."<uni Liebert Co 
Johnny Murphy 
Koman Japs 

B'GH'PTON, N. Y. 

BIngliamtOD 

Ointafo 
TAD Ward 



1 CANTON, O. 

Lyceam 

Eflward Marshall 
Stewart A Olive 
James Thornton 
Dalton Craig 
Sargent A Lewis 
4 Camerons 

CH'RL'ST'N, W.VA. 

Kearse 

The Zleglers 
.Mnrle Russell 
Goss A Barrnws 
His Little Revue 

2d half 
Noel Lester Co 
Howard A LInd 
Phil 4k Bddie Ross 
(One to flll) 

CHARLOTTE, N.C. 
New Uraadway 

(Roanoke split) 
Ist half 
Wilfred DuBols 
.'VlcCloud A Rogers 
Frank Stafford Co 
Moyd A Christie 
K T rience Co 

(HESTKB, PA. 

Bdcemant 

rablo De Sarto Co 
Mazzetti Lewis Co 
Kmeat HIatt 
(.iwens Kelly Rev 
<One to flll) 

2d half 
Theodore A Sw'ns'n 
Roxy La Rocca 
Inspiration 
Hamilton A Barnes 
Jnzzomanla Revue 

CL'KSB'RO, W.VA. 

R<>blnM>n Grand 
An.Ire A Beryl 
Kenn'dy A Peterson 
Blackface B Rass 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Blackface E Ross 
(Others to AD) 



Miss Valjean 
P'brick A DeVeau 
Confine Muer Co 
Ted A Al W man 
Sympho .Far.z Rev 

2d half 
It Herbert Co 
(Others to flll) 

RRIR, PA. . 

Colonial 

The GlHdinlors 
Brown A I..avelle 
Lorin Raker Co 
Mary Haynes 
L » B Dreyer 

2d half 
Worden Bros 
Powers A Wallace 
DIero 
(Two to flll) 

HARRiHB'RG, PA. 

.Majestic 

Violet A Partner 
Lavtiuiice A MrA 



2 Sheiks 

Rom r fmhot Co 

Hilly Mc'ierinott 

2d halt 
Lights A Shadows 
Murray ik Irwin 
Oxford 4 
Danny Dug.xn 4 
Jack George 

IM>I.\N.\POLI.S 
B. F. Keitli's 

Don Valerlo Co 
Lytell A Fanf 
Prlnecton A W'ts'n 
Sylvia Clark 
('rafts A Sheehan 
NItxa Vornllle Co 
Clifton A^DeRex 

INDIANA. PA. 
Indiaa* 

2d half 
AMaiiiN A Kdler 
Archer ,Vr llelford 
F ."t- O 'Walters 
Taylor Howard A T 



Joa Allen 

2d ha>r 
Billy Kllot 
Haney Sis A Fine 
One te fill 

I.OI ISVII.LK, KY. 
Natlonai 

Margie Clifton Co 

Combu A Nevins 

Art Sullivan Co ' 

Peplto 

Mel Klee 

Kthel Parker Co 

2d Half 
Lucas A ln<^ 
Irene "frevet^e 
Demareste A Col'te 
KicMtfiu Keane 
Ulsen A Johnson 

LOWELL. MA8S. 
B. F. Keith's 
Nervo A Knox 
Jarvls A Harrison 
Pago A Class 
Lillian Morton 
Gilbert A May 
H. B. Toomer Co 

MANCH'T'R. N. H. 
Palace 

Claude DuCarr Co 
Win O'Claro Co 
Win Kba Co 
Texas 4 
Billy Jluker Co 

2d half 
The RallHtons 
Dere Girls 
Mollle Fuller Co 
Carr Lynn 
(One to nil) 

MrKE'SPORT. PA. 

n^podrome 

Lights A Shaduw-M 
Murray A Irwtn 
Oxford 4 
(.'ol Jack George 
Danny Diigan Co 

2d half 
The Rnsalres 
2 Sheiks 
Roger Imhuf Co 
Conn A Albeit 

( 1 nu to nil) 

MEADVILLE, PA. 
Parli 



Juggleland 

B Filz A Murrays 
(Two to nil) 
2d half 
Rice A Elmer 
Josephine Davis 
Feru A Marie 
Thos A Kred'Ick Sla 
(One to flll) 

NEW ORI/N8, LA. 
Paiace 

(Mobile Split) 
First half 
Gibson A Price 
Frank Richardson 
Chas Howard Co 
W A G Ahearn 
Amason A Nile 

NORFOLK, VA. 
Colonial 

(Richmond spill) 
1st halt 
3 McKennas 
Mitchell A Dove 
Norworth RcVue 
Kthel Davis 
Ross Wyso Co 

NOR'KTOWN, FA. 

Garriric 

Lottie Atherton 
llndero A Maley 
Itlti Serenoders 
(Two to nil) 



I^B Gellia Rtvua 
Miliar A .Maik 
Melvlna 

(•riind 

Teddy ih. lu-ar 
Hemelle & Gould 
Flo A Frank innls 
Bon M.ruff Co 
(One lo fill) 

2d half 
Austin A (^iie 
Healey * Gariiella 
Hobby Barker Co 
Krafts A La.Mont 
Royal Rr-vlew 

Nisun 
Healey A Garnellt 
Fred IL-ider Co 
Krafts * LaMont 

2d half 
Casa A I>ehn 
Pablo De Sarto Co 
Stepi>lng .steppers 

. Wni. Penn 

Sawyer A Kddy 
Stacy & Jhiiii'b 
Hyams .V Kvans , 
Krugel * Rubles 
Rosement Troub'rg 

Zd half 
Temple 4 
(Four to nil) 



The Best Address for Mail 

HOTEL COOLIDGE 

131 West 47th Street. New York 
Muiuver Pranic Joyce 



6o "Stepping in Society" in 



BEN ROCK 



CLOTHES 
1632 B'way. at 50th Ct.. 



N. Y. City 



C K Youni; Co 
:\Ied' 'y A Dupreo 
Johnson A Baker 

2d naif 
Gene Barnes Co 
(Oihers lo fill) 

HAZLETON. PA. 
Feeler's 

Blackface K Jerome 
Al Lester Co 
Harrison A Dakln 
Myron Pearl A Co 



THE^JyEWTON I WINS 
Al Mabelle ' 



CLEVE|.AND. O. 

B. r. Keith's 

La.'ialle Hassen A M 
Jos (Jrimn 
Thomas Troupe 
lieruert Warren Co 
Lily Morris 
c Bronner Co 
Claoti'^ .% Marlon 
Florence Mills Co 

105th Street 
Brooks Philson A V) 



2d half 
Jennier Bros 
Joi' Pa'ije ' 
The Gini;ham Girl 
(One to lill) 

HIGH POINT. N.C. 

American 

(Jacksonville split) 

Ist half 
Karle' A Rovein 
El Cleve 
Gilfoyle A Lange 



J'KS'NV'LLB. FL.\. 

Palaee 

(Montgomery spill) 

1st half 
Louise A Mitchell 
t'urr.er A MeW Co 
4 Rublnis 
.Masters A Grayce\ 
r.aveen Jt Cross 

JERSEY' C'Y, N. J. 

State 

2d half (8-11) 
Ti.iiilii A O^al 
\»'illiaina A Haynck 
F Starr Co 
II Clifton Co 
(Two to fill) 

Mullen A Francis 
Jean La Cr <..■■, 
;-.. le A Byr • i 
(Others to fill) 

2d half (l.i-H 
(O'hers to fill) 
E Brice Band 
(Others to fill) 
JOHNSTOWN, PA. 

Majestic 
Joe Robert 
Onco Upon a Time 
Weliester A Rosa 
.Marina A Bobby 



WHEN 

PHILADELPHIA TAILOR 



JACK L. LIPSHUTZ ""o^"*,"' 

908 Walnut St. ,„:Zl" 



Hugh Herbert C^o 
Donovan A I<ee 
Kanily Krooks 

rd half 
Ted A Al Wman 
Bob Hall 
Crhree to fill) 

nO.>4TON, MA88. 
B. F. Keitli's 

Keans A Whitney 
rrainp. Tr niti, Tr p 
Joe Mendi 
Irene Franklin 
Raymond «• Caverly 
Margaret Komaine 
.Murdoik .V- Mayo 
C.reenwi'h V Models 
W A H Browne 

Boston 

Valentin*" \'ex Co 
I.lildell A Gibson 
Minstrel Memories 

Gordon's Olynipia 

(Scollny S(| ) 
G.iines Bros 
.Norlhlane A Ward 
Plecadilly 4 
Harry Mayo 
Kd Sehofield Co 

(iordou's Olympiit 

(Wsshlnginn Si ) 
KoMendo Gorizalcz 
Miss Mnrcclje 
Kddle Carr Co 
.•^warts A Clifford 



BCFFAIX). N. 

Hhea'a 

1 Rubes 
Ben Smith 



Y. 



Sully A Thomas 
Rhea A Santora 
Rice A Werner 
The Lamys 

CINCINNATI, O. 
B. F. Keith's 

Victoria A Dupree 
Moran A Winer 
FlsHner 4A - (»k||^ore 
Will Ma'r.oney 
Rasch'a Am Ballet 
Lahr A Mercedes 

Palaee 

Bernt A Fartncr 
Win Smythe Co 



Ward Bros 

ICoia 



Sylvia Co 

IIOLYOKE, MAS8. 

Yirtoria 

Wiison A Ke|.plo 
llaniliii Ar Mack 
Rddle Nelson 
Haynes A Her* - 
4 (Jasling Mara 

2d half 

Dawsen Sis 
Moon A Mullins 
Dixie Mason Co 
.lea uooley Co 
Golden Violin 



JAttK .MATTY 

JORDAN and ROSEN 

strand Th. BIdg.. N. V. iMrk. 2160-2761 

Artists KepreNentallies 

Write — Phone— Wire 



Dallas Walker 3 
Ijove Kes* 
O'Neill A Plunkell 
All. n Tavlor A H 
1 rehan A Wallace 

COLI MBI H, O. 

B .F. Keith's 

Van (>Ho A Mary 
Levan A Dons 
Arthur DcVoy Co 
wmio Solar 
Yorke A King 
Hughie Clark Co 

DAYTON. O. 
B. F. Keith's 

Lucas A Inez 
Irene Tre^ette " 



irNT'GTON. W.VA. 
Orplieam 

Noel Lester (^o 
Phil g, Kiiyie n„Hs 
llipward tti Liiid 
Billy Kliot 

2d half 
Dell nilvvood 
Goss Xi Barrows 
His Little Itrvue 
(Two to nil) -- 

O'RM'NTOWN, PA. 
Orphrnns 

Theodore A Sw'ns'n 
Emma O'Neill 
Bobby Parker Co 
(-■ycle of Color 



td Half 

Dot Francesco Co 
(■•tifi Sycamore St 
Green A Parker 
Bradley .fe Henessy 

LANCA.STER, VA 
Colonial 

Xoxine A Bobby - 
Goia *» Edwards 
Inaiilratlon * 
<'hainberin A Earl 
The Wreck 

•id llai* 
Howard Slstors 
Kdlth Denew 
Baldwin A Blair 
Dixie 4 
(jeo N Brown Co 

LAWR'NCR. MA.SS 
Empire 

Dere Girls 
Mollic Fuller Co 
Carr Lynn 
Two to fill 

ed Half 
Claud DeCnrr Co 
Gnffney & Walton 
I'anI A rtXiluni 
Will Khs Co 
inily Baker Co 

I.OtKPOIlT, N. \. 
I'll lace 

2d half 
Frank .Shields 
Uiid.ll ti, DuniRaii 
John Barton Co 
NIek llufford 
Jimmy Gildea Co 
LOOAN, W. VA. 
Bennett 
i Black Diamonds 



2d half 
Wallace A Cappo 
Genaro A Joyce 

.MIAMI, FLA. 

PairHrld 

(12-13) 
(Same bill plays 
V^. Palm Beach 
14-15. Daytona 
1«-17) 
Ernie & Krnle 
Grace Doro 
Ray A Kvtrett 
Trixle Fiigaiiza 
Buns Bros 

.MOBILE, ALA. 
L>rie 

(New Orleans split) 

Ist half 
Paul Nolan Co 
Gordon & Gates 
Maanii A Cole 
Clara Howard 
Gladd-Vanns 

MONTREAL. CAN. 

Princess 

MTle. Paula 
Mnrgit Hegedus 
Fulton A Parker 
Frank Farron 
Benny Leonard Co 
Weston A Eiine 
Pat'tion (^'ouller Co 
The Roederu 

Imperial 

(Sunday opening) 
SajTtT Mtdgley Co 
Dancing Pirates 
Great Johnson 
Diamond A Bren'n 
Wm Morrow Co 
Uoyre Combe Co 

.MT. VERN'N. N. Y. 

Proctor's . . 

2d half (8-11) 
School Days 
(Others to nil) 

Ist half (12-14) 
Walter Brower 
Castlelon A Ma. k 
(Oth.rs to nil) . 
2d half (15-18) 
Brown A W'taker 
Dunio, GAL Co 
(Others to fill) 

NANTICOKE. PA. 

Grindell * Esther 
Dixie 4 
(Two to flll) 
2d half 
The Rlckards 
Mallcn A Case 
Ernest Hlatl 
Harry Ames Co 

NASHVIL'E. TE'N. 

_ J^ I WC^ II w 

Seville A PJtiillips 
Dove A Wrioa • ^ 
Jane Dillon 
Duval A Symonds 
Jas Miller llevue 

2d half 
Richard Wully 
Mills tie Trevor 
Drew A Valle 
Cooper A Kennedy 
Dave Harris Revue 

NEW BRIT'N, CT. 
Palace 

Rose Miller 
(Thre.. to fill) 

2d halt 
Hamlin A Mnck 
(Three to fill) 

NEWB'Rtm, N. Y. 
Proctor's 

!rt half (8-11) 
MiNally ,<, Criv 
D.Hee At Walton 
Anger A V.tir 
l.anc A Byron 
Ruth Pryor Co 
(One lo nil) 

2d halt (15-lfi) 
Hal Nelnian 
(Others to fill) 

NEW L'NDON, CT. 
Capitol 

Frank Whitman 



2d half 
H li.'yn'ds ,<■ Saxt'n 
Cycle of Color 
(Three to lill) 

NORWICH, CT. 
Broadway 

Robertson 4 
Rlt-e A E'mer 
(Thr-e to nil) 

NII'.MPT'N. .MAK8 

Calvin 
Wright A Vlvlan- 
Jack .M. Cowan 
Joynor A Foster 
(Two to fill) 
2d half 
Ow.si & Liniio 
Prime Wong 
Haynes A (leek 
(Two to nil) 

OTT.\WA. CAN. 
B. F. Kelth-B 

.Mte in .Music Hall 

Rule & (JBrlcn 

Tokio 

Alma Duval Co 

W'alt A Betty BrUe 

Meehan & Shannon 

PASSAIC, N. J. 
Nfw .Montaali 

('enaro Girls 
Morris A Twins 
Demi Tas..<c Rev 

2d half 
Miss I'hya Culture 
Duiiiiain A O'Mal'y 
The Wr.ek 

PATRRSON. N. J. 
Majeslie 

2d half (8-11) 
nob A Tip 
L.vle i- Virginia 
■Fiiher A Hurst * 



PENSAt (HA. riJi, 

Saeiiger 

Atlanta split 
1st half 
Laurie Ai Rayns 
I<ee A Romalne 
Raymond Bond CM 
Wells A Brady 
Gautier'N liogs 

PLAINFI'l.n. N. J. 

Proctor's , 

2d half (8-11) 
Sorel A Kenny 
Cy SeyiiK ur 
G Jinks A Arin 
TIgh A Duffy Rer 
(Two lo fill), 

1st half (12-14) 
M Harp, r Co 
(Others to fill) 

PLATTSIfG. N. y. 

Strand 

Lutz Bros 

Hav#n MiQ'rie Co 

O'Brien A Dixon 

PITTsnt RGH. PA. 

Davis 

Irman.;tte 

Hayes Lehman A K 

Kokin A Gallettl 

Bert 11,1 r.>i 

Wm A Joe Mandel 

Frances Starr A Co 

Dr Rocltw.ll 

The Merediths 

Harris 

Lavvlon 

Lucille Doner 

Dlehl SiH A McD'ld 

Flo Mayo 

Barry A Williams 

3 Senators 

Sheridan St. 

Mnxlne A Bobby 



STAN 



VERNA 



HUCHES and BURKE 



Independent — Riley Broa. . 
Keith -Albee— Lloyd H. Harriton 



.Murray A C'lotte 
Priuv-uM Rajah 
(One lo fill) 

l.Mt half (12-14) 
,S Stanley Co 
Others to fill) 

2d half (15-18) 
Williams A Haynes 
Jinks A Ann 
II' ley C A S'well 
(Others to fill) 

PHILADELPHIA 
B. V. Keith's 

R.Kit h A Nina 
<^nstl.-ton A Mack 
Trai.y & Hay 
Rosem'ry & MaJ.iry 
.N. w< .1 & Most 
N.ira Hayes 
Carl MrC'ullougD 
J. an He.llnl 

.\IleKiieny 

Teddy ^ 

Love Cabin 
Roxy i,a Hocca 
Stepping Steppers 

2d half 
Lewis >fc Smith 
Hazzettl I>ewls Co 
I>Rlton A Craig 
Ben Mernir Co 

Brondwny 

Hamilton A Barnes 
Temple 4 
Royal R.view 
2d half 
Tiddy the B.-ar 
Emma O'.Nell 



Dot Francesco Co 
(66 Sycamore St 
Bradley A Hcn'essy 

2d half 
Joe Roberta 
Once Upon a Tims 
Winche.mer A Rose 
(Two to flll) 

PITTKF'L. MAM. 

Owai A Link.i 
Moon A Mullins 
Dixie Ma.son Co 
Jed Dooley Co 
Golden Violin 
2d half 
Wright A Vivian 
Frarjk Whitman 
Wm A K. .iiieUy Co 
(Two to till) 

PORTLAND, MB.. 

II. F. Keith's 

Van .'4 Vernon 

East A Dunike 

Tom Ininu 

Ideal 

Hayes Marsh Xi H 

Claire Vinrent Co 

POTTSVILLE, PA. 

Hippodrome 

H.al'y H'yn W«-# a.^ 
Milli.ent Mower 
Ritiruon BroF*A C 
Jar.xomania Revue 
(<Jne to fill 

2d half 
Lotlle Atherton 
Kodero A Malrjr 



"BROADCASTING JOY" 
Direction LEE STEWART 

CLIFFORD and MARION 



Fred Ileidcr (.'o 

Crossi(e,TR 

Austin A Cole 
I..1V1M .% Smith 
•Swift (iiliSoii Kevue 
Kobhea Shop 
(One to fill) 

2.1 half 
S DigitanoH 
.Milli.ent Mower 
cweiiM K.'ily Revue 
I're«K|er jt Klnlss 
Williams Family 

Earle 

Madame Herman 
Roger Williams 
S Jolly Corks 



Ililz S.r.na.lers 
(Two lo nil) 

P'KBfcpSIE. N. T. 

Proitor'i 
2d hAIf (H II) 
Alvin ,t- .Miiii 
Howaril \- I!"-« 
N Norworth Co 
Ma.k Ai st.'int.n 
E Clasiicr Co 
(One to fill" 

l8t half (ii-H) 
Hal Ni'iman 
(Oth.rs t.> flll> 
PROVID'CK, R' *• 
K. F. Albee •• 
A. Ras.h A mr" 



•An... 



■/AuamAl 



Wednesday October 7, 1925 



VARIETY 



IL 



V»l H»rrl» 
B»rry * Whlfdge 
(Olheri to fill) 
yUNX'WNKT, PA. 

»r»ylor Howard Sc T 
Conn & Albert 
(Thri"? to fill) 

2d halt 
Ben Dover 
mdlo Robot 
(ThreP to 1111) 

Howard Qlfu 
jlaciae «i Raa 
Jam * Whalen 
iTwo to fill) 
Id half 
Armand A Pcre« 
Hachr* * Monti 
8l(Dor Friacon 
(Two to fill) 

KED HANK, N. J. 

PaUee 
Downey * Owena 
Coakl'y ^ Ounli-vy 
Vford & Fred'lcka 

;d tialf 
Oenaro Qlrla 



lat half 

Matvina 

Howard & Norwood 
Norton & Mt'lnotte 
Joe Uarry 
UeKou ItroH 

TOI.KDO, O. 

n. F. Krltli'i* 

K Raymond Co 
Ilowitt A >Iall 
Creadon & Kaviw 
The Itrlanta 
Wilton HlH 

2d hair 
Chevalier Uros 
l^et'M Dance 
Ilurnt & VoKt 
Volga Singers 
Irene Riranio 
Morak Uia 

TORONTO, CAN. 

Hhes'a 

B & I. Ulllelte 
I'ears'n Newp't Sc V 
Webb's Knt 
Nan Ilalpprin 
Jo« Jackson 



Harry Amea To 

3d hiilf 
Clar» Young Co 



Jones Morgan A R 
Johnson & Uaker. 
(One to fill) 



POU CIKCUIT 

itBII>r.KI>OKT, (T 
I'ulsoe 

Allan .Shaw 
Iluike (k Durkin 
.Mi-llie Jay Co 
(Two to nil) 
IM half 
Toppyland Revue 
Hert Oordon <'o 
(Three to fill) 



BALPil KLHie 

ROGERS & DONNELLY 

Routed 
UNTIL 1927 

Direction MARK J. LESOY 

Oreenwirh Rank Italldlnir. New York 



Vanning A Hall 
(One to nit) 

BICHMOND. VA. 

I.yrle 
(Norfolk split) 
lat half 
Bezazlan A White 
Sylvester A V.ince 
nnal Rehears*! 
Fred IjewlH 
Irma nalmos A M 

BOANOKR. VA. 
RoADoke 

(Charlotte split) 
1st halt 
Bgottl A Herman 
t Cheera 
Ceogan A Caaey 
Oeo I^yett Co 
(One to (III) 

BOCHIWT'B. N. T. 
Templ« 

Flying Henrya 
Clark Morrell Co 
Valerie Bcrgere Co 
Maker A Redford 
I>ang A Haley 
Olga Myra Co 
Collins A Hart 

MHTADT, N. T. 

Proctor's 

Furman A Bvana 
Bob Hall 
(Three to nil) 



TRBXTON, N. J. 

r«pitoi 

Mason A Keeler 
PAP Innis 

TBOY. N. Y. 
Pnx-tor'a 

H Nawrot A Hoys 
Cuby A Smith 
Lewis A Ames 

2d half 
Oordon A Rica 
Dan Coleman 
Bill Robinson 
Lopa Orientals 

UNION HIM.. N. J 
Capitol 

2d half (K-in 
Rurna A Foran 
Mullen A F'ncis 
(Others to nil) 

1st half (i:-14) 
TJndaay Rev 
Sully A Mack 
Armstrong A B'dell 

Id half (15-18) 
School Days 
(Others to All) 
V'TICA. N. y. 
UuUtT 
Wiseman Qirls 
Davis A McCoy 
Lrf>rella Qrey Re'ue 
(Two to nil) 
;d half 
Wright A Dale 



PeU 

Marie Corelll Co 
Mills A Valentl 
Sherry Mathiws 
(Three to nil) 
_ Id half 
Verne 

The Volunteers 
Antique .shop 
(Two to nil) 

HABTFORU, CT. 

PaUkeo 

Kinsf. 

DuuKlas A Clair 

Verne 

Bert Gordon Co 

Odiva 

:d half 
Brown A Demont 
Mill.s A Valenti 
«>diva 
(Two to nil) 

.Si'RANTON, PA. 
Poll 

1st half 
7 Rainbow Girls 
The Wager 
(Others to DID 

2<l half 
Pederson 
Anthun & Marcelle 



J (■ .Miirk Co 
harry Comer 
Hath Sititerb Co 



SP'OnRI.D. MASS. 
Palace 

Manikin Cabaret 
Dewitt A (iunther 
Al'a Here 
Nixon A Sans 
Song and Dance 

2d half 
The Ileyns 
Shellon Hfiilley 
Norton A Wil.son 
Sampsell A I.eonh'i 
The Champion. 

WK-S-B-RBK. PA. 
PoU 

1st half 
Pederst>n 

Anthony & Marcello 
J r Mack Co 
Larry Comer 
Rath Sis Co 

2d half 
7 Rainbow Girls 
The Wager 
(Others to fill) 

WBC'ST'B, MAKR. 
Poll 

The Heyns 
.Shelton llentley 
Norton A Wilson 
.Sampsell A lieouh't 
The Ch.impion 

2d half 
Manikin Cabaret 
DeWItt A Ounthcr 
Al'a Here 
Dixon A Sans 
Song and Dance 



ORPHEUM CIRCUIT 

C-HirAOO, II.T.. 
Palace 

(Sunday opening) 



RIoHHom Seeley Co 
K O'Dennishawn 
Harry Kahiie 
Kramer A Boyle 
H WI?doff'H Oreh 



Karyl Norman 
W&nzer A Palmer 
(Two to fill) 

Sd half 
A A B Frabelle 
Vernon ^ 

Karyf Norman 
Claudia Coleman 



HARRY DOWNING 

AND ANOTHKB PABTY 

In Ills New Art "HAU.AM HITZKY" 

by Harry W. Conn. Kept working by 

Alf. T. Wilton. Fred. Mack. Aaaoelate 



Roy Cummlngs 

Davis A L>arnell 
Cole A Snyder 
All.-n WhileH Knt 
Sta(Ti>rd St I.ou>»e 
MuMiial Stinnards 

POKTI.ANll. OKK. 
Heillg 

(tl-13> 
(Same bill plays 
Surialllelllo 1&-171 
SO Miles Km H way 
Kreda & Palace 
Floyd A Urice 
Mereuilth A Snooz'r 
Cansinus 
Aerial Smiths 
Ktai Look Hoy Co 

ST. I.Ol'lS. HO. 

(Sunday opening) 

Oryheaaa 

Charlotte Gr'nwo'd 
Krnest R Ball 
.Senator Murphy 
Marguerite & t;ill 
Kerry ("orwey 
Meehan A Newman 

SAfi FBANCIKCO 

Golden Uate 

(Sunday opening) 
Jos B Stanley 



McOrath A needs 
Manion Harris 

SKATTI.F, WASH. 

Orplieum 

(Sunday ov)eiiln«> 
Skelly A Heit Rev 
Hiaiile A l*alio 
Tom S.vlft Co 
<■ Kmmy's Pets 
Lorraine A Howard 
Duel D K-reUimrto 
Kqullla Bros 

HIODX CITY. lA. 
Urphvum 

SanUus A Sylvers 
H .t A Seymour 
IPSaiitrey Band 
Santrey A Seymour 
The Florinis 
(One to nil) 
:d half 
G A A Falls 
Beban A Mark 
ArmdiaiiS 
Harry Garland 
CVxi, to fill) 

VANCOliVRB. C'S. 
Orphpnaa 

(18-17) 
Hragdon A M'rriaa'y 
AitKiut Bros 



Matsrlal by Bsa R«t> 



Paataas* Tear 



EDDIE HILL 

Direction — RII.RY RB08. 



Olga .Steok 
.ludson Cole 
Richard Bennett- 
Frank De Voe 
Jack Hedley J 

Orplicnm 

(Sunday opening) 
James Barton 
I^rry Stoutenburg 
Chase A L>aTour 
ManUIn 
Toney A Norman 



Klein Bros 
Seymour A Jenn'tte 
Alma NIelson Co 
Chief Caupollcan 

WINNIPKC., CAN. 
Orphenm 

Chinese Sync'pators 
Uddie Nelson Co 
Jack La Vier 
Berkos A Terry » 
Monroe A Grant 



LO£W'> ciRcnrr 



CALM and GALE 

ForaaeTly Calm • Dale 

aiBoed with 

Oreeawlcli Village Follloa 



2d half 
4 Chocolate D'dles 
Waiter N'man Co 
(Three to fill) 

BTAMFOBD, Cr. 

Stmnd 

2d half 
Willie Brothers 
Joyner A Poster 
B Fits A Murphys 
(Two to nil) 

•TTB'NVIM.R, O. 

Capitol 

Pigeon Cabaret 
McCormk A Wace 
H'm'fn Sis A F-yce* 
Shapiro A OM'ley 
Bohemian Plap'ers 

2d half 
R A V Walah 
Harry Gee Haw 
Moonrht In Klllny 
B»yes A 8peck 
(One to fill) 

SBKN'nOAH, PA. 
Strand 

Jennler Bros. 
/•• Parlse 
P>e Gingham Qlrl 
(One to nil) 



Charles Irwin 
Burns A Burohill 
(Two to nil) 

W.ASH'TON. D. C. 
B. F. Keith's 

Bransliy Williams 
Jack Osterman 
Alice Uoyd 
Benny Rabin Co 
Clark A Jacobs 
Weir's Elephants 
(Two to fill) 

<wrle 

Tom Davics 3 
Permone A Shelly 
Harry Breen 
Homer LInd Revue 

WATFBT'N, N. Y. 

Avon 
Wright A Dale 
Burns A Burchill 
(One to nil) 

2d half 
Loretia Qray Co 
Davis A McCoy 
(One to fill) 

WH't-TNO, W. VA. 
Victoria 

Ben Dover 



.lohnny A Burke 
Watts A Hawley 
Gallerlna Sis 
"Tuning In" 

8tate 1mU» 
(Sunday opening) 
Karavaetl "Co 
Blossom A H Ent 
Harmon A Sands 
Thank You Doctor 
The Meyakos 
Fenton & Fields 
Pillsrd A Hlllier 
L Arltne A Seals 

Diverse jr 

(Sunday opening) 
Wilson Bros 
Wright Dancers 
Dell A Bennett 
Fargo A Richards 
Lloyd Nevada Co 

3d half 
Clayton A T,ennle 
Eddie Lambert Co 
D'Appoilon Co 

Rlviprn 

(Sunday opening) 
Mabel Walzar Co 
Fortunello A C 
Marie Sabbott Co 
King A Beatty 
Harvic A Cirrell 

CAIX.ABY. CAS. 
Orand 

(12-lS) 
Bragdon A M 
Arnaut Bros 



(One to fill) 

FBBSNO, CAL. 
Whit* 

11-13) 
(Same bill plays 
State, Stockton, 
14-17) 
Hal Skelly 
Connell L A Z 
Transfleld Sisters 
Herbert Williams 
The Skatells 
Hartley A Patters'n 

KANS'S CITY, MO. 
Orphean 

(Sundajr opening) 
Harry Carroll Rev 
Bert A B Wheeler 
Patti Moore A Bnd 
Elliott A Latour 
West A McGlnly Co 
Yvette Rugel 
Ford A Price 

Main Str««t 

Venetian Masquers 
Carson A Wlllard 
Gretta Ardlne Co 
Leon A Dawn 
(One to fill) 

fS ANG*L*8, CAL. 
Hill Street 

Singer's Mldgeta 
Mack A Rossiter 
Eva Clark 
Bert Melrose 
ManacI Vega 



MARIE SABBOTT 

"irS ALL A FAKE" 
Next Week (Oct. 11), Blviera, Chieafo 



TOP HOLE RAWTHKR; 
HAL SCR 

NEWPORT and PARKER 

AbMluteIr Bxoelleat Humour "^ 



2d half 
■ddle Jerome 
Al Lester 
Har'aon A Dakln 
Myron Pearl Co 

•TRACC8R. K. T. 
». F. Keith's 

Oorlnne ^uer 
Ch»» Irwin 
(Three to fill) 
2d half 
AKnlllus A N'man 
fhllbrlek A DeVoe 
Jjorin Raker A Co 
Walter. Brower Co 
Mile Ann Codee 

Templa 

I Melfords 

Ann Gold 

^*^vfn A McQ'rlo 

Bill i;tah 

Joe DeLler 

"«o Cansino Co 

2d half 
«"«« Valjean 
Cardiff 4 Wales 
(Others to nil) 

TAMPA, FLA. 
Tictory 

(St. Petburg split) 



Radio Robot 
Moonl'ht In K'rney 
Bayes A Speck 

2d half 
MInettI A June 
Hamilton Sis A F 
Billy McDermott 
(One to fill) 

TONKRB.S, N. T. 
Proetor's 

id half (H-11) 
W A H Brown 
Jean La crousc 
Rny HulliiB 
Haynes L'man A K 
Brendei A B Rev 
(One to flit) 

1st half (12-14) 
Murray * C'lolte 
Dunio A GeKiia 
Ruth Pryor Hcv 
(Others to filK 

2d Half (I(.1K» 
Beryi Mereer Co 
(Others to flll> 

YORK. PA. 

York 
A * J Corel I i 

Cruising 
Mallan A Ca<» 



Klein Bros 
Seymour A Jean'tto 
Aima Nielson 
Chief Caupollcan 

CEDAB B'P'DS, lA. 
Majestic 

Oeo Stanley & Sis 
White's 7 Buddies 
Morgan A .Sheldon 
(Two to nil) 
2d half 
Al'a Here 
Hart's Hollandera 
tioree to fill! 

DAVRNPOBT, lA. 

(Uilombia ... J 
Hubert Dyer Co 
Al's Here 
Claudia Coleman 
Shone A S<juirea 
Pedro Kubin Co 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Murdoek A K Sis 
Kelso Bros 
Billy DelJsle Co 
Outside the Circus 
Delmar's Lions 
(One'^o fill) 

URNVKB, COL. 
Orpheam 

(Saturday upeniiiKi 



Orpheam 

Harry Delf 
Pasquali B^os 
Mabel McKlnley 
Nathane A Sully 
Rosita 

Walsh A Ellis 
Morris A Miller 
Ben Blue A Band 

MILWAIIKER 

Palace-Orpheani 

(Sunday opening) 

Smile Awhile 

Frank Fay 

Chas Ruggles 
^Ernest, Evnna (?o 
'^VJIfcaver Bros. 

MINNE.\POIJS 

Heonoplm-Orphea na 

(Sunday opening) 
Dorothy Jardon 
B Sherwood A Orcn 
Alba Tiberio 
Ward A Van 
Bevan A Flint 
Carlton A Ballew 
Chrissle A Daly 

OAKLAND, CAL. 
Orpheam 

(••Sunday opening) 
Prancea White 



Tom Patricola 

Third Year with 

'GEORGE WHITE'S SCANDALS" 
Apollo. New York 



UiMrtan A Hsranoff 
Ann Gr-eriway 
Solly W:ird 
Moor» V Mitchell 
Palermo s Dogs 
Jimmy .'-^a\ > i 'o 
UKJ4 MOINKS, lA. 

Orplieum 
Murd'i. k t K »tn 



A A M Havel 

Hilly l-arrell 
Nash A O'Donnell 
Paul KirkUnd 
("has <'hase 

OMAHA. NKB. 

Orpheam 

(Sundiy "iwiiinf? t 
Ju!<liiie Jolinn'one 



NBW YORK CITY 

Htato 

Visser 3 

Lester A Stewart 
Pilcer A Douglas 
Brooks A Powers 
Dillon A Ober Ore 
(One to fill) 

Amerleaa 
Maurice A Oirlie 
Rainbow A Moh'wk 
Kftufman A Kaufn 
Sid Mariuu A Co 
Holland A Oden 
Harry Mayo 
(One to nil) 

Id half 
Rekoma A I..oretta 
Brennan A Wynnie 
Hank Brown Co 
G'die A Beatty Rev 
The Unexpected 
tThree to fill) 

VictMla 

Diaz Sis 
Annette 



Lazar A Dale 
(Two to fill) 

nonlevai^ 

Stanley A Elva 
Kono San 
Bernard A Ferris 
C'lolte A Her O'ng 
(One to fill) 

td half 
Ward A Raymond 
Francis Renault 
(Three to fill) 

.Aveaue B 
Turner Bros 
Hazel Crosby Co 
McCoy A Walton 
A Day at H'wood 

2d half 
The Wlldmas 
Kinnear A Ray 
(Two to fill 

BB(M)KLYN . 
MeUr*»*Utaa 

M Rocko A Partner 
Joe Termini 



Rlehy Craig Jr 
.-icliaeffer A Her ice 
i'^r'eman A Morton 
Lopez' Debutantes 

CHICAGO. ILL. 
Blalto 
Pleiert A Sehofleld 
AlbriBht A H.^rte 
J C I,«wis Jr Co 
PiB;inn A Lamlaiiei' 
Josephine Davis 
Trovalo 
Gt a (iritfln C'J 

CLKVKLANU. O. 

Htate 

Ed Gingras Co 
Kenni'dy A I>a\i3 
Leonard A Boyno 
Jim Reynolds 
Siamese 2 

IIOnOKKN, N. J. 
Iioew's 

Danhy A Marie 
Kono A San 
Beiriek A Hart 
The, Unexpected 
Pr.nnk McConvlllc 
Lanc'st'r A MeA't'r 
(Two to nil) 

'2d half 
The T.awtons 
Dot I>odd Co 
Bob Yosco 
Maitin A Nugent 
Brown A Newman 
Traeey A Eilwood 
.Sparling & Rose 
Vie Wuinn A Band 

LONDON. CAN. 
Ijoew'a 

Dura, Cross A R 
.Mil'r A Marks Rev 
(One to nil) 

2d half 
Reo A Helmar 
Rialto Rev 
(One to nil) 

MEMPHIS, TBNN. 

I.o«w's 

4 Bards 
Jessie Miller 
KIrby A DuVal 
Burns A KIssen 
Barber of J'ville 



JOE HABBT 

KELSO BROS. 

Heailllning Orpheam Circuit 

Direction — PKTE MACK 

PAT CASEY OFFICE 



Lewis A Dody 
(Two to fill) 

2d half 
Maurice A Oirlie 
Gertrude Rose 
Earl Hampton Co 
Lewis A Dody 
La Fantasie 

Llaeain 8a- 
Frank Ward 
Wilkena A Wllkena 
Indian >%» Rev 
(Two to frU)' 

2d half 
Toohey S 
Barry A Rollo 
Holland A Oden 
Bob Nelson 
(One to fill) 

Greeler 8q. 

Ambler Bros. 
Toohey I 
Copeland A Cato 
Ban Hampton Co 
Jennings A Mack 

2d half 
Lady Tsen Mel 
Orren A Drew 
Kara 
(Two to fill) 

Deiaorey St. 

Kara 

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Davis A Nelson 

Opera vs Jazz 

N Nas'ro A B A D 

Fnltoa 

J A J Olbson* 
Brennan A Wynnie 
Barr, Mayo A R 
Lew Cooper 
(One to nil) 
2d halt 
Diaz Sis 
a A E Parks 
Bernard A Ferris 
Indian Jaxz Rev 

CatM 

I,,e8 Pierottya 
Rubini A Rosa 
O A E Parks 
Fein A Tennyson 
Jack Wilson Co 

2d half 
Stanley A Elva 
Annette 

Barr, Mayo A R 
Jack Wilson Co 
(One to fill) 

Pal e« 

The Weldonas 
Bob Nelson Co ' 
Geo N Brown Co 
(Two to nil) 



«1 



'RADIOLOGY" 

"The Ether Wftves with a Marcell" 

(For^HTlK-jThe Raaio ,tt»*>pt) 

Direction, TIARBY WEBEH 



Barry A Rollo 

Callahan A Mann 
Corking Rev 
(One to nil) 

2d half 
Lea Pierottys 
Rainbow A Moh wk 
Sid Marlon Co 
Ijew Cooper 
M'cus Sis A C'tons 

inatloaal 

HAM Scranton 
Walter O'Kcefe 
Franeia Renault 
f>rren A Drew 
La Fanlasie 

2d half 
Ruby Latham 2 
Frank Ward 
WilU-tl.l A Will. ens 
C<irking Rev 
(line to fill) 

Orphruni 

Ruby Latham ? 
Iji.ly T».-n M'-l 
.Shannon A Van 11 
Bolii'iiunn Niglit" 
(f)ne lo mil 

Id half 
n * M Seranlon 
Bobby O'Neill 



2d half 
Samples of 192$ 
(Three to fill) 

ATLANTA, OA. 
Graad 

Frank LaDent Co 
Dorothy Borgere 
Bison City 4 
Bobby Randall 
Fairy Talcs 

DIBM'GH'M, ALA. 
Blioii 

Winnie A Dolly 
Clark A O'Neill 
''hapman A Ping 
Wilson A fjodfrev 
C,ilb<rl A A\.r.v U" 

BOSTON, MASS. 
I.oew'a 

M< Iniyrc s 

W.«l, (i:ctes i- K 
Kiehiirds'n A Adi'r 
Cliff Nazarro Co 
Ti.wn Topi'i 
(One to till! 

Itll-TALO. N. V. 
Stale 

K'liny, Mason A S 



MONTREAL. CAN. 

I.oew's 

Erfortl's Oddities 
Lawrence A Hol'b 
Arthur A.vlii.y Co 
Hurt A lloaidale 
Morning Glories 

NEWARK. N. J. 

Mlate 

Alex iiMi.-^ ,< i: 

Iiiira Mnutfhii to 
SiiiKroom in 
.Mil. I 
II Kllsw'tli A Oroh 

srw ORl.'NS, LA. 
^ Crrsrrat 

Malle Lunette 
Dure. Cole A H 
J. .an Barrloji 
I'nrney A Karl 
BaUo 

Oi«HKO(«H, WIS. 
l.oew'a 

(I'ri. Sat. Sun.) 
H vard. \V (red A B 
Welford A Newton 
Gr.y A Byron 
Clark A Itoberts 
Mile lielirlo Co 

PBOVKNCK, B. I. 
Emery 

Elly 

Carter A Cornish 
Telejihone Tangle 
Rngi'r.H H: Doniieil/ 
Darning Shoes 

RICHMNOD. VA. 

Wlllnrd 

Portia .Sis 
Gertrutie Hose 
Bobby O'Neill Co 
(Two to flli) 
2d half 
Turner Bros 
Rubini A RoHS 
Shaii'n A Van 11 
Clone A Her Gang 
(One to nil) 

TORONTO. CAN. 

Yongr Ht. 

Julius First Co 
Wedge Van A W 
Smith A Barker 



Oliver * Opp 
Gir^rilK Kn.Menible 
M.ihon A I'hulet 
Faiil inoii 

S'l.T LAKE t 'TV 

I'anluges 

Robin A Hood 
Kddie Hill 
.l.iliiinie Wallier 
I'auli \- Argo 
U Kai'ic A Girls 

OtiDEN, ITAH 

' Puatagea 

Day at Kaces 
PAP Hanson 
Vogues Steps T'n's 
Billy Kelly 
KiKhart A P"ncl8 
Royal Moorish Tr 



( OI.O. HPRINOS 

Pantaces 

Biiggott A SheldoB 
Morton Bros 
CoHler A Bii'bv 
l.;i lie .V liai i"-i 
Keyhole i'aineosi 

K.ANSAK C'V. MO. 

PiinlKgro 
I'reehand Bros. 
F A K Hall 
Mari.'tta Craig 
Paul .Mali 
Rny KaKi>»^ Bund 
MiiMPHIS, TENM. 

I'antagcH 
Arthur Darling 
G A I. Garden 
Primroae MIn 
Chas AlthoB 
Dubarry Sextette 



David R. Sablosky 

ARTISTS' REPRESENTATIVE 
Keith and Orpheum Circuits 

1560 Broadway 

NEW YORK 

BIO Colonial Trast BM«. 

PillLAI>ELPIIL\ I'A. 



WESTEBN VAUDEVILLE 



AXKI<— The Comedy Pl«naliicue Kin| 

CHRISTENSEN 

Stirs Next to nosing— l>trrrtJoa. Lew Kane. 
nilUbury Acmry. Wondt nidx . Clib-ago 



BnLW'KKE. WIS. 

Miller 
Jean A Jacques 
Nelson A Leonard 
Dorothy Watera 
Ray Barrett Co 
LeVan A Bollea 
H Walman A Debs 



Alton A Allen 

A Del Val A Orch 

WARU'TON, D. C. 
Loew's 

Chas Ledegar 
Primrose S'mon Co 
Anthony A Rogers 
Roy A Arthur 

(One to nil» 



PASTAGES CmCUIT 



TORONTO. CAN. 

1»-1« 
Fulton A Mack 
Baker A Gray 
Barbler A Sim* 
Shadowland 
(One to nil) 

HAMILTON, CAN. 

PantuBrs 

10-16 
Rlblo 

Wallace Galvin 
Dizzy Heights 
LAM Wilson 
Gell Manns Rev 

MINNEAPOLIS 

Pantacea 

Lea Kellors 
Lowa A Mura 
Charleston Dancers 
(Two to 'nil) 

WINNIPEG, CAN. 
Paatace* 

Paul Fetching 



V'NCOI VER. B^C. 
Paatace* 

NorvcHes 
Knick Knacks 
Jackson » Taylor 
Marie Macquarrle 
Spencer A Wll'ms 
Bordnar A Boyer 

BRLL'AM, WASH. 

Vnadrville 

Fuller A Striker 
Mario Welilman 
Fad A Fancies 
Benny Reed A B 
Baby Peggy 
Bert Chndwick 
S'dermms' Rev 

PORTLAND, ORE. 
Paatace* 

Three I.ongnelds 
F A M Collink 
Stone A Loretia 
Charleston Rev 
Eddie Borden 
Hani'y Rev 



BATITBH, LBHMANN aad KAISER 

3 LITTLE PLAYMATES 

Next Week (Oct. It), Davis, PIttsbarch 
Dirertloa MARTY FOBKINS 



Harry Bolden 
Davo Schooler 
Wheeler A Fr'cl* 
4 Bradnas 

S.ASK.VTO'N. CAN. 
Empire 

12-14 
(Same bin plays 

Begins 18-17) 
Salinas CIrcu* 
Mason A Zudora 
Walter Fenner Co 
McCarthy A M'ore; 
Capman Uoy* A F 

EDMONTON, CAN. 

Paatace* 

Will Morris 
Cooper A I^cey 
Georgia Howard 
Shefteis Rev 
Mardo A Wynn 
International 6 

SPOKANE. WASH. 
Paatage* 

Bert Sloan 
Anderson Bros 
Eastman A Moore 
Flagler Bros A R 
Barron A Bennett 
6 Musical Byrons 



Travel 

Chlnko A Kaufman 
Taylor A Bobbie 
Caledonian Four 
Bob McKIm 
Chappelle A 8'ette 
Yong Wong Troupe 

SACMENTO, CAL. 
Capitol 

J2-I4 
(Same bill plays 

Oakland IS-17) 
CAM Stanley 
Nan Gray __ 

W Manfhey Co" 
LaPearl A Oonne 
Baadcr-I.avclle Co 

LOS ANO'ES, C AL. 

Paatace* 

Everett's Monks 
Markell A Gay 
Jean Mid<lleton 
V llucker Co 
Kelly * I'oilock 
4 Nightona 

SAN DIEGO. CAL. 

Puataces 
Kva Thea (!o 
lieiiHon A Mas'mo 
CTarlyle A I.uinal 



Manning and Class 

WorliI'M K.iMt.xl 
OFF THE FLOOR l>\N< KKS 

Touring Oriilieuiii Clriuit 
Dir , llnrry Welx-r 



HRATTI.K. WASH. 

I'lUilnges 

n Bobble A Bob 

1 1 a w a 1 1 .'I n 4 
Girlie Revels 
Tony Gray Cf) 
.Mob* 



Ciiriiival \nnlre 



Kill 


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CliIC.\GO 

American 

•Personalities 

•Oh. Charley 

Wiilard 

Kd Willis A Cook 

T A V Patl 

2d half 
Melodies 

Sylvester A Worth 
(Three to fill) 

Enclewood 

*In Mexico 
Walton A Brandt , 
Henry Sullivan 
Reed A Hay 
•Sylvester A Worth 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Tom A Vera Patts 
S'th'n Harmony 4 
La France A G 
Stuart A I«sh 
Jerry O'Meara Co 
Tabor A Green 
(One to fill) 

Kedsle 

P Sydell A .Spotty 
Dave Manley 
Billy "Swede" Hall 
JaDa Trio 
(Two to fill) 



Alons W.'in.a 

,f\ll.iRT. ILL. 
Orpheum 
N Arnaut A Boys 
Billy Beard 
Cum lie Redfleld ۥ 

2d half 
Alfred l.aToll Co 
Aiin<iii<ier ft I'eggf 
Nathanson's Knjl 

MADIHON 
Orpheam •• 

•F D'Amore Co 
D'ApoMon 
•Stuart A Laah 
Jerry 0'M«>ra Co 
Tabor A Green 
(i.^uv lO nil) 

td half 
Chas Withers Co 
Bernard A Gary 
Mack A Velnia 
(Three to fill) 

MILWAVKBR . 
Majestic 
M A E A Sparkf 
Roletta Boya 
Food 

Jean Watera Co 
MInatrel Monarch* 



SECEETARY— STENOGBAFHEB 
AT LIBERTY 

Desires connection with reputable the- 
atrical ottlce. Thoroughly capable. 
AddrcMi Box 800. Variety, Mew Yark 



2d half 
Hurlo 

Garl A Baldi 
Kent A Alien 
(Three to Ull) 

Lincoln Hipp. 

Billy Purl Co 
•Nathanson's Knt 
S'lhem Harmony 4 
(Three lo fill) 
Cd half 
•Oh. Charley 
Wlllard 



HIbbItt A Hartman 
(One to fill) 

MINNRAPOLI8 
Sovoath Stroet 

Clifford A Grey 
Loiifs London 
Robinson A J A I* 
H Kinney A Girl* 
Clark A Crosby 
Zeck A Randolph 
•Jerome A NeweM 



GEORGE JESSEL 

DINKS AT 

WOLPIN'S RESTAURANT 

807 WFJ4T 4IITH HT.. NEW YOBK 



•Kd Willis A C Sis 
(Three to fill) 

Majestic 

Al Oarbelles 
Malta A Bart 
Thalrro's Circus 
(Seven to llll) 

State 

Chain A Archer 
Jack Redmond Co 
(One to (Ifl ) 

.11 half 
•Billy Taylor Co 
(Two to nil) 

BL'MINGTON, ILL. 
Mnjratir 

Murray A Gerrlah 
Shriner A Fitr.'m'ns 
L Massnrt A Boys 

zd half 
Billy House Co 

CHAMPAIGN, ILL. 

Orpheam 

2d half 
Jack Redmond C* 
Chain A Archer 



PEORIA 

llllppodrome 

Howard Lyon Co 
Serveny Twins A I* 
(Three to fill) 

FEOBIA 
Palaeo 

Music Land 
Kelso Bro* 
Billy Dellsle Co 
r>utslde the CIrcu* 
Delmar's Lions 

td half 
N Arnaut A Boys 
McKay A Ardlne 
Billy Beard 
Juggling Nelsons 
(One to nil) 

QCINCY, ILL. 

Orpheam 

Primo Velly 
Al B White Co 
Mons Wania 
td half 
R A B Tracy 
Bernard A Kellar 
Yip Yip Yaph'nker* 



If you don't advertiie ia^ 

VARIETY 

don't advertise. 



Mllzl A Royal Co 
llronson A Renee 
Sensational Togo 
(One to flID 

DEC.\Tl'B. ILI.. 

Empress 

Billy House Co 

2d half 
M*rray A C.errlnh 
Slir'mr A Fll7..i'm'» 
I. Mas»art A Boys 

KV'NHVILI.E. IND. 

(>miid 

Cl.iylon * Lennie 

Knox i» In in .in 

.-I. n.sjii ioniil 'loRo 

ci'wo to am 

(. tLI'-'lll K<.. II L. 
Oriilii-iini 

I! < K Trsev 
|:. iiiiircl .* Kelhir 
)'i|i Vil' V iiiliaiiU r» 
.1 liiir 

I'l.l.l" \'r|lv 

Ai .M "-I"' ''« 

(' 'XHlilUlfli 



BACINK, WIS. 
Rlalt« 

.I Harpers 
Hliknian Bros 
Kent A Allen 
L Deirino Band 
(<»ne to nil) 

2d half 
3 Rerldingtons 
Adier W. i| A H 
Waii/.ir A Palmer 
Will HiKKie A Qlrl* 
(One to nil) 

B(H'KFOBB, ILU 

I'aliire 

Mark \ V.-im.ir 
Billiard A Gary 
ch i» Withirx Co 
('I'liree to nil) 

2d half 
Lloyd .V.'vada Co 
Wright lispcrrs 

IK. 1 1 K'> A Kicliards 
!'• U ,<■ li'tinett 
llnfl-r .t Paul 

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VARIETY 



BURLESQUE 



Wednesday, October 7. 1025 



COLORED, MIXED AND NOVELTY 
SHOWS DOING BEST BUSINESS 



CoIuiT|bia Wheel Finds New Business Getters — 
Two Black and Whites and Two All-Colored 
Leading 



A check- up on ihe Columhia Bur- 
lesque show grosses to date shows 
the black and white and all dark 
attractions are leading the cifult 
hy large majorities. 

The leaders are Hurtiii & Sea- 
mon's all-colored revues, "l^ucky 
Sambo" and •'Seven Leven," with 
Ed Daly'B "Rarin" to Go" and Jack 
Reid's "White and Black Revue." 
two half white and half colored 
shows next in line. 

Of the regular all while burlesque 
attractions Barney Gerai'd's •'Fol- 
lies of the Day," ''Mutt and Jeff," 
•Bringing Up Father," Arthur Pear- 
son's "Powder Puff Revue." and 
Cain & Davenport's "Harry Steppe 
in "O. K." are reported as in the 
next flight. 

To date business In all of the 
eat^tern houses has been reported 
Batistactory with the western end 
of the circuit showing consider- 
al)le weakness. For this reason the 
shows opening In the east will prob- 
ably lead the circuit on seasonal 
grosses for the west should Im- 
prove as the weather gets colder 

The Columbia audiences have 
taken to the shows with colored 
personnel and they are regarded as 
a sure clean up. This type of shows 
gets an^ unusually heavy balcony 



MUTUAL COMICS 

AND DANCER 

ARRESTED 



BURLESQUE REVIEWS 



A GAY OLD TIME 

(COLUMBIA) 

Ornre Waaaon Ins«iiu« 

Ruth Rosamond Ins Soubret 

Ix>la Plerc*. ....a...... Prima Donna 

Juvcnil* •••••••»• Hid Oold 

Character 0«org« Grabble 

i'om«-inan , Andy Martini 

Oomedfan Jot Tule 

Comedtao Charlea (Tramp) McNall> 



Members of "Tempters* 
Grabbed Due to The- 
atre Performance 



and gallery play which brings their 
l>u.siness up considerably. 

The shows following the colored, 
ha If -colored and freak "Mutt and 
Jeff" and "Bftnging Up Father" at- 
tractions, are discounting the busi- 
ness ahead In exact proportion to 
the merit of the following attrac- 
tion. 

The "weak sisters" are not get- 
ting a play out where a good show 
follows they report excellent busi- 
ness. However, the producers of 
the all-white burlesque shows are 
unanimous in their belief that the 
"novelties," while doinp unusual 
husineea^ are^not helping the oiher 
shows because tfie^ public likes TK« 
colored artists so well, it is hard 
to give them the usual burlesque 
eluiw and .satisfy. 

On the other hand the wheel di- 
rectors' ollicers recognize that the 
new type of shows is bringing in 
new business, which the succeed- 
ing shows can hold if they are up 
to white standard. It Is claimed 
that the "novelty" show on the 
wheel this season are the bewt new 
liusiness getters Columhlj Burlesque 
ever has had. 



"Washington, Oct. 9. 
The comedians and a dancer of 
the "Tempters," Mutual show, were 

arre.sted last night and lodged in the 
No. 1 Precinct station here charged 
wHh speaking obscene lines and 
offering objectionable dances. Mrs. 
Minna Van Winkle, head of the 
woman's bui^au of the local Police 
Departmeijt, made the arrests. 

The comics ar^ Eddie Jordan and 
Art MayfleW. while Anna Carr is 
the dancer. 

Last spring the local house man* 
ager, Jack Garrison, was arrested 
and charged with presenting inde- 
cent and Immoral shows. At that 
time Police Judge Schulte dis- 
missed the case, stating that l|i 
his opinion he could not see where 
the local house manager was re- 
sponsible as the evidence supported 
Garrison's claim. Garrison said 
then that he had done everything 
possible to keep the shows clean, 
The judge, however, stated that the 
charge of Indecent and Immoral 



The Irons and damage presenta- 
tion at the Columbia this week is 
the best burlesque show the western 
producers have shown on the circuit 
since they Joined it. 

The franchise and production was 
the former "Red Pepper Revue," 
purchased from Billy K. Wells. The 
"Red Pepper" was voted one of the 
best flash attractions on the circuit 
last season. It was the George 
White's Scandals production of a 
season earlier. 

From the Wells production Irons 
and damage have salvaged a couple 
of the flashes, namely, the first act 
tinale and one other flash scene, but 
it is not scenery that this show de- 
pends upon, and Judging by the re- 
ception accorded the efforts of the 
comedians it Isn't «cenery that bur- 
lesque audiences crave, but comedy 
and girls, and this opera has both 
in abundance. 

Lola Pierce, featured feminine 
member, deserves the brackets. Mlsa 
Pierce last "season" was with 
Marry Steppe's O. K, She is Just 
as beneficial in this show where she 
has more to do. She Is one of the 
prettiest brunets hi the show busi- 
ness and In addition a delightful 
singer and versatile dancer. Mus- 
ical comedy will one day absorb her. 
How they muffed this Tondelayo for 
White Cargo Is a mystery. She's 
another Betty Pierce, though no re- 
lation. 

Charles (Tramp) McNally, once 
with Dave Marlon, sticks out all 
over In his likable tramp character- 
ization. McNally does a comedy 
drunk bit with Ruth Rosemond that 
would pull laughs at an anti-saloon 
league convention. He Is equally 
funny In a bootlegging bit In which 
he peddles the stuff from a street 
cleaner's cart. Apprehended by a 
cop he bawls out the harness bull 
in a manner that would cinch him 
a life franchise on any 10th avenue 
t>ullding lot. 

McNally and Joe Yule also score 
as "dames'* In another bit. It's the 
magic liquor one where t 



sho^^s had been sustained and rec-4^^,eh ^aUers Ihell^ se^xeT.4M4fs 




$25,000 FOR "SUNDAYS" 

Damage Action Against Oppcn- 
heimer Over Lyric, New York 



commended that the presentation of 
such in the future should result In 
the arrest of the performers and the 
company manager. 

The shows have been closely 
watched this season, ending with the 
arrests last night. Garrison posted 
$45 for each of the performers and 
secured their release. 



Because they were refustd a loa.se 
on the Lyric, New York, for Sun- 
day v.'iudt'ville concerts, Robert 
Sterling and Bennie Harrison deem 
themselves damaged $25,000. They 
are suing Joseph Opv)eiihfinu>r. 
matiager of %h«>' -"feytfe, Mor that 
amount. 

It Is alleged that on April 7, 1925, 
the Lyric was obtained for three 
Sunday nights on April 12, 19-and 
26 with an option for the season 
It was agreed that the first $200 go 
to Oppenheiiner who was to furnlnh 
a seven-piece pit orchestra and the 
house staff the remaining prticoeds 
to be split 50-50. Because of Op- 
penhclmer'B failure to go through 
with the alleged agreement, the 
damages are placed at $25, 000. 



Scanlon Arrested on . 
Embezzlement Charge 

Newark, N. J.. Oct. «, 
Vincent Scanlon. member of the 
Mutual show, "Hotsy Totsy,' was 
arrested after the performance at 
the Lyric last Tu€hday night on a 
charge of embezzlement. 

The arrest was made upoh com- 
plaint of Mattle Alsen, of l?rl8tol, 
Tn., who chnrgefl Scinlon with ap- 
propriating a diamond ring valued 
•t f600. 



COLUMBU CIRCUIT 

Oct. 12 

Bathing Beauties — 12 New Lon- 
don: 13 St.-\iiif()rd; 14 Meriden; \b-l1 
Lyric. Bridgeport, 

Beat Show in Town— Gayety, Bos- 
ton. 

Bringing Up Father — Ilurtig & 
SeaniOM's, New York. 

Burlesque Carnival^L. O. 

Chuckles — Empire. Toledo. 

Fashion Parade — Kmplre, Newark. 

Flappers of 1925—12 Geneva; 13 
Auburn; 14 Bmghamton; 15-17 Co- 
lonial, lltin. 

Follies of Day — Lyceum, Colum- 
'ous. 

Gay Old Time — Empire, Brooklyn 

Golden Crook— Casino, Brooklyn. 

Happy Moments — Columbia, New 
York, 

La Revue Pttrisienne — tPalace, 
Baltimore, 

Let's Go— Star A Garter, Chicago. 

Lucky Sambo— 12-14 Van Curler,. 
Schened.Tdy; l."i-17 Capitol, Albany. 

Look Us Ovet^-(;.-iyety, Buffalo. 

Miss Tabasco — flayety, St, Louis, 

Models and Thrills— Casino, Bos- 
ton. 

Monkey Shines— Columbia, Cleve- 
land. 

Mutt and Jeff -Orpheum, Pater- 
son, 

Peek a Boo— Kmi.lre, Providence 
Powder Buff Frolic — Miner's 
Bronx, Ncxr York. 

Rarin' to Go- 12-14 Lyric. Davton, 
Reynolds, Abe Rounders— Casino, 
Phil.ndrlphia. 
Seven - Eleven— Giiyety, Pittsburgh, 
Silk Stocking R«vu« — Gayety, De- 
troit, 

Steppe, Harry— 12-13 Wheeling 
W, Va,; 14 Ziinesville; 15-17 Canton 
(Uiio. 

Step on It— L. O 

Talk of Town— G.iyety, Washing- 
ton 

Watson, Sliding Billy — Empire. 
Toronto. 

Whita and Black Revua— Hyperion, 
New Haven 

Wilton, Joe, Club -Orpheum, Cin- 
cinnati. 

(Continued on page 60) 



Miss Pierce and Ruth Rosemond 
make a play for the "dames." The 
crossfire In funny and the "petting" 
good for howls. « 

The character man, George Grab- 
ble, la a former apple chaser who 
once wore a Brooklyn National 
League uniform. Grabble is a big 
fellow with a strong voice. He 
turns In a worth-while specialty and 
is prominent In several character 
bits which help. Other specialUes 
which got over were the acrobatic 
dance of Thelma Harris, Sid Gold's 
song and dance cycle and Andy 
Martini's unusual contortionlng. In 
addition Martini handled an eccen- 
tric comedy role whi<^ put the show 
over the ton In that department. 

Gold and Miss Pierce are a happy 
combination. They have several 
double songs above the burlesque 
average. It la rare one of these 
8how8 finds two voices that Mend 
as pleasingly. 

Ruth Rosemond scores In a hula 
a la Gilda Grey and Miss Pierce 
tops that. The Hawaiian number 
is led by Gold and Miss Pierce 
and backed by the chorus In hula 
costumes. The number is built up 
to a strong climax. This building 
up of the numbers Is another fea- 
ture of this show, and credit goes 
to Arthur Clamage. The show fol- 
lows musical comedy lines in th^s 
respect and is happy ii^ he no.sses- 
slon of a good-looking . on .' of 18 
girls who Raa,sing and » ce. 

Grace Watson In ilJ* tion to lead- 
ing numbers acceptxiMy turns in a 
corking acrobatic specialty and also 
works In a double contortion hand 
to hand bit with Martini, This 
Kives the cast an average of 100 per 
cent for versatility. 

Scenically the .show Is there, and 
with the comedy and other depart- 
ments up to snuff It is all around 
corking good entertainment. The 
title, however, Is a Jo-jo and won't 
draw a quarter. It Is of the vin- 
tage of 1888. In the old davs when 
Sullivan and Krause had the Dewey 
on 14th street, 25 years ago, George 
M. Cohan wrote an opera called "A 
Hot Old Time." In those davs the 
title meant a lot. hut "A Gay Old 
Time " is totally innocuous, but only 
the title. The show is honey.- Cm. 

FIRST VISIT IN 20 YEARS 

Arthur Clamase (Irons and 
ClanL-^ge), Chicago burlesque the- 
atre owner and producer, will visit 
New York City tomorrow (Wednes- 
day) for the first time in 20 years 

Last Saturday Mr. nnd Mrs. 
Clamnge celebrated the birth of a 
daughter. 



HOLLTWOOD SCANDALS 

(MUTUAL) 

JuvcDlla............. .....Art Brouk* 

htnilght Cbick Huntvr 

Comedian aeors* Hart 

lAR<>iiue Qoldte llantell 

Soubrctte Kitty l'hllllj>» 

Comt^lan « Mltty Devere 

Soubret te ',.». Buddy Harriaon 

This Mutual, featuring Buddy 
Harrison and Mltty Devere, Is a 
good all around opera with plenty 
of comedy, a good looking, hard 
working choros, a worthy support- 
ing cast and an adequate produc- 
tion. 

Miss Harrison Is the featured 
woman and franchise holder. She 
and Devere, both veterans of bur- 
lesque,, go richt after results, and 
score repeatedly. Deverie does his 
familiar eccentric sap characteriza- 
tion, getting unuaual results with a 
quiet delivery in an environment 
that places a premium upon bla- 
tancy. This chap can teach some of 
the 'dirty" boya how to get the same 
effects without raising his voice 
above a conversational tone and 
without smirking at the audience. He 
is never vulgar or offensive, yet he 
tickled the cockles of the 14th 
Streeters' hearts, which is some 
achievement for a subdued come- 
dian. 

Miss Harrison Is the other ex- 
treme. She is of the old school, 
where a cooch Is a cooch, and broke 
out Into a rash of grinding uix>n 
every appearance. One of the num- 
bers led by hei, with the chorus 
unsuccessfully trying to tie her 
torso gyrations, was good for 12 
enaores in any man's league. Out 
on the runway she shook every- 
thing but Tammany Hall, next door. 
On the rostrum she was equally 
prominent. She and Devere 

whammed over a table bit which 
was familiar to the 14th street au- 
dience, because every show on the 
circuit has one, and they scored 
again In a conversational cross fire 
scene In one. 

A military comedy scene held 
over from last season is easily the 
vbest thing of it* kind In burlesque. 
It was evidently written by some 
one who helped make the seas safe 
for democracy. Despite the obvious 
travestj^and broadness the dialogue 
in spots has a realism that will ap- [ 
peal to every man who wore a unl- 
orm during the late war. Devere 
as a sloppy buck private la a 
scream. His references to the Y. 
M. G .A. and his drilling would put 
the scene across by themselves. The 
producers could elaborate this and 
twi.st It into a real burlesque on 
"What Price Glory," much as the 
old Bowery Burlesquers did with 
'Madame X." It's the high light of 
the show, and the real essence of 
old-fashioned burlesque. 

George Hart, second comedian, 
does a likeable tramp throughout 
the two acts. H.art has some dou- 
ble entendre moments, but also 
handles his lines with excellent 
Judgment. Art Brooks, the Juvenile, 
handles most of the straight worki 
and in addition is a first rate hoofer. 
The other two principal women 
are Goldle Mantell, who may have 
been Koldie, hut is now brunette. 
and Kitty Phillips. Both lead num- 
bers acceptably .nnd knowingly. 

Tie book discloses nathtng new 
save the militory bit. The welt 
known bits include the "You're A 
Liar' familiar, the Je Ne Se Pas 
argument and a scene very similar 
to "The Shooting of Dan McGrew" 
now being used by Harry Steppe's 
O. K, Columbia Show. The poem is 
recited with the company acting it 
out for comedy. This bunch get 
considerable out of it, treating It a 
bit differently In that the principals 
speak lines instead of doing It en- 
tirely in pantomime as in "O. K." 

Mile. Flft, the ofllclal cooch 
dancer of the hou.se, followed all of 
the shaking and scored as usual, 
Flfl is almost an in,stltution down 
here at the Olympic. Each week she 
tackles the tonprhest of a.ssignment.s. 
She, daean't get «nfri*iwH well down 
In the second act, and has to shake 
it up after the regular company has 
beat all the air out of the house 
However, Flfl shakes, what I mean 
The answer is the longest run for 
a cooch dancer the hou.se has ever 
''*^"- Con. 



"Models & Thrills*' Will 
Revamp on Tour 

Peck gi Jarboes "Models and 
Thrills,' scheduled to lay off last 
week, played their regular booking 
on the route at Hurtlg Sc Seamon'rt, 
New York. ^ 

It was the plan of the Columbia 
o l.iy the show off for fixing, It 
having previously been reported 
I not up to standard. At the last 
moment it was decided to allow.tho 
show to play the Harlem dare as 
changes had been made In the cast. 
Following the H-S appearance the 
fihow was reported as in bad shape 
and Arthur Pearson was given 
carte blanche to moke it over be- 
ginnm^ next week at New Haven. 



HAPPY MOMENTS 

(Columbia) 

8lm 'Williams, Columbia Burlrccme ala 
traction. Two acta and 12 scenes. Book 
by RIra Williams, Leo Stevens unit l4>w 
White. Music and lyrics by Hughle R< ho* 
bert, Vernon Baster -and Henry Orny, Kct'« 
tings by Clrker and Robinson. Prln.-limls, 
A, MarDonald. Floyd Halllry, raullns 
Ulenmarr, La Lo Full nan. MIKIred Steele, 
Waller UcDowslI, Doc rtorman, Uladys 
Vaughn and L«w White, Reviewed at 
Capitol, Albany, N. T., Oct. 2. 

Sim Williams is not a stand pat^ 
t^, as proved by his current Colum« 
bla burlesque attraction. The cast 
Is almost completely new. and WilU 
lams has been profligate In the mat« 
ter of production of both scenery 
and costumes. From this angle the 
show need not take the dust of any 
opera on the wheel. 

The personnel Is high class, with 
one outstanding weakness. It could 
stand a soubret. Piuline Glennlanr 
is handling the role. Miss Glenmarr 
is a specialty dancer, and a profl* 
clent one, but her leading of nutnberg 
leaves much to be desired. The 
other two women principals are- 
O.K. Gladys Vaughn Is a refined 
prima- donna with a pleasing slnglngr - 
voice and personality, and Lo Lo 
Pullman looks Immense in her many 
changes, and puts her numbers 
across with a bang. She has a 
good assortment of pipes, and can 
handle the Jazz delivery. 

The show gets away from the 
conventional dignified middle-aged 
straight man by the appearance of 
two Juveniles who handle most of 
this type of work. They are Floyd 
HalHcy and A. MacDonald. Both 
play Intelligently, look clas.sy and 
help the general average. 

Doc Dorman doing a sort of ec- 
centric but dialectless Swede, and 
Lew White, the latter featured, are 
the comics. White does a Hebrew, 
and makes It stand up. He has unc- 
tion and talent, and with the proper 
book woul* put the comedy depart- 
ment up where It belongs. Donnan 
Is a quiet worker, but effective, and 
a nice foil for White. 

The comedy scenes are "Where 
Is Her Husband," played by 
Vaughn, White, Halllcy and Dorr. 

The comedy scenes that clicked 
were "Mah Jong," White, Halllcy 
and Dorman; "The Crap Game," an 
old Idea, but very effective as han- 
dled by the principals; "The Only 
I,.lght," another familiar, hut good 
for laughs as played by White and 
Miss Vaughn: "Go Ahead and 
Sing," made funny by White and 
Dorman. "Back to California," 
seen around before. Isn't nartlcu- 
larly strong, and the specially of 
Mi.ss Vaughn, "If There Weren't 
Any Women In the World," can 
also be replaced with another song 
or something more fitting. 

The numbers are unusually well 
stased nnd the costume changes up 
to the average of musical comedy. 
"The Drunk and the Devil," opening 
in "Two" with a recitation by Wal- 
ter MacDowell, blossoms into a fidl 
stage set of beauty with the gtrta 
po.sed In "The Devil's Garden." 
"Flower of An Old Bouquet " is an- 
othe.r flash, with six models parting 
the drape.s. The first act scene, 
"The Wedding," is an optical punch, 
as are "Come With Me to Broad- 
way," and "The Minstrel Parade," 
all produced and staged lavishly 
when the limitations of a burlesque 
producer are considered. 

"The Futuristic Hotel" opens the 
second act. Here the book cAn 
stand attention, for the comedy s.igs 
until White enters for his "Only 
Light" bit. Pauline Glenmarrs ac- 
rob.-itlc dancing specialty and a 
.snake dance by an unproerramed but 
cute personable dancer, copped the 
hoofing honors. 

Another specialty, a sister kid 
act of songs, was strong enough to 
account for one diversion, without 
starting anything out of the usual. 
This department can also stand 
bolstering. 

The show on the whole f» an am- 
bitious effort. Winiam.s has aimed 
high, and has certainly been any- 
thing but parsimonious in his out- 
lay. He has a.ssembled a strong 
cTis' '^' nrinclpals and surrounded 
(hem th as fine a scenic setting as 
the eircult boasts, but the comedy 
department Is decidedly not up to 
the high avernere of the rest of the 
production. When this ha,s been 
remedied, "H.ippy Moments' will 
class with any show on the Colum- 
bia Circuit In all departments. In 
Its present shape lt'.«» one of the 
best seen so tar this se.xson. Con. 

PLAYING WITH BROKEN ABM 

St. Ivouls, Oft. 6, 
Roy Mapes, second comedian 
with Frank WakellcM- "lOrln Jack- 
son and Her Girl Friends" (.Mu- 
tual) show, suffered a broken arm 
last week as he engageil in a 
friendly wrestlini? nintch In his 
room In the St. Fian. is hotel. The 
arm was broken In two plm^es. 
Mape.*} had to cut out hi>* roui,'h 
stuff but wa,s in the Tuesd.iy mat- 
inee show. 



Wednesday October 7, 1925 



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' 15 YEARS AGO 

(.From "Variety" and "Clipper") 



William H. Hearst and Arthur Brisbane, together with some unknown 
porsons, ar«L joint owners of the location at 6th avenue and 64th street 
where the new Zleyfeld theatre is to be erected. The house will seat 
around 1,650 with nothing besides the theatre on the site excepting an 
elaborate roof bungalow for Flo Zlegfeld. The estimated cost of the 
liuildlng l.s $900,000. with the land reported free and eletvr. Thomas W. 
Lamb is the architect, with Joseph Urban architect for the Interior. 

On the rttord the W. A. K. Kealty Co. Is the owner of the property. 
VV. stands for the first name of Hearst, as A. does for Brisbane's, while 
the R. is the unknown quantity. The W. A. R. concern is reported 
having made copious purchases of 6th avenue realty from 53rd to CSth 
streets shortly prior to the 6th avenue L structure for that distance 
coming down. The compviy's holdings are said to have been bought 
very reasonable in view of the rapid Increase" In values when the street 
was cleared. 

Work started Monday on the excavation of the plot. The James 
Stewart Company is the contractor. The Stewart Company appears to 
be aiming for theatre work. It is reported In the market for the several 
theatres Metro -Gold wyn (Loew's) will build In Engtand. M-G has 
about 15< proposed over there with 14 of them in the English provinces, 
while the other is the Empire. London, to be demolished. 

The M-G building plans for abroad appear to be more extensive than 
has become known over here. They are said to have been perfected 
by J. Robert Rubin, attoniey and secretary of M-O. when Mr. Rubin 
was in England during me summer. In consequence of the building 
campaign Sir William Jury's presence at present in New Tork became 
necessary. Sir William will generally supervise all of M-G's activities 
in England. 

Phil Payne, managing editor oi the New York "Mirror* (Hearst 
tabloid) is reported receiving $1,000 weekly under his contract In 
addition. It la said, Mr. Payne receives a bonus of $5,000 every time 
he pushes up the /'Mirror's" run, 25,000. So far and within the short 
time since Payne' assumed the Job, he has twice gained his bonus, 
with "The Mirror" now well over 300.000 dally. Ifa not so long ago 
Phil Payne was a ship news reporter. His rapid rise In position and 
salary is continual talk among newspaper men. It was Payne, who as 
managing editor of the New York "Dally News." sent that paper along 
to itearly 800.000. After resigning on the "News" Hearst grabbed Payne. 

"The News," notwithstanding the competition of two tabs, is now 
averaging 1,000,000 daily. The other day Its high run happened, 1,215,- 
000. No one knows why or how that run was reached. Macfadden's 
New York "Graphic" Is still hovering under 100,000 In common report, 
although "The Graphic" people claim 135,000. 

There Is some talk around now that with Mayor Hylan out of politics 
and Hearst probably having gotten plenty for his out of the primary 
dirt slinging, that Hearst may go into the long ago rumored plan of 
having "The Mirror" replace the New York "American- with the 
"Mirror," having a "Sunday American" for ita first day Issue (now 



Register and Vote for Jimmy Walker 



Every one should reglttor thla week. You must if you are t'^ 
Vote. 

r.onths are open fr(>m 5 p. m. to 10:30 p. m. every day np to and 
including VVl.lay. Saturday the booths will be open from 7 a. m. 
to 10:»0 p. m. 

As to voters out of New York City the election law do.'.s not 
provide .nny means for regl.straflon during the whole cf regi.stra- 
tlon week. They must register in person and later vote Ijy ulTi- 
davit if out of town Nov. 3. The law makes provl.slon for voting 
by mull. 

As Senator James J. Walker, perhaps the bl-Tgcst Indlvldunl 
favorite with both stage and screen and with men and women 
attached to all branches of the amu.sement Industry, Is a candidate 
for Mayor of New York, It is Imperative that all should register 
and vote. 

Never in local elections has -such a deep, keen, personal interest 
been taken as manifest at this time tor Jimmy Walker. 

Register now. 



starting again, thla time on a new 
one called "Annie Laurie." 



Elbert Hubbard was starting his 
vaudeville tour at Milwaukee and 
from there to the western bouses 
affiliated with the Orpheum Circuit 
The Fra had previously done a 
single week In Chicago with suc- 
cess. 



50 YEARS AGO 

(From "Clipper") 



One mor* vaudeville "deal" was 
reported on the basis that Martin 
Bepk, B. F. Albee and William 
Uorrla were closeted for some time 
in the Orpheum offices. The U. B. O. 
presumption waa that the three 
Were talking the situation over as 
there waa no written renewal of 
the existing agreement between the 
Keith and Beck sides. 



Beatrice Fairfax, the newspaper 
■ob sister, waa wanted for vaude- 
ville aa opposition to Laura Jean 
Llbbey, who had been already 
booked. Mlsa Fairfax was offered 
12.500. 



The partnership between Valeska 
Surratt and Billy Gould was dls- 
•olved. 



Elsie Janla In "The Slim Prin- 
cess" waa preparing to open at the 
.h,^nickerbocker. . . . Pletti^es were 
;belng considered for Willie Ham- 
inerstein's roof at 42nd street as 
the New York Roof was closed. . . . 
Harry Lauder was unable to make 
nla American trip, being peeved 
because the London managera de- 
manded too much for his release. 



. It was estimated that in 1910, 
there were 100,000 patrons of the 
Sunday concerts In New York. This 
counted the Manhattan and Bronx 
boroughs, while Brooklyn and the 
re.st were figured to contribute 
•0,000 on their own to Sunday 
amusements. 



lilossom Seeley was held over for 
* second week at the War)>urton, 
Yonkore. That brought forth con- 
8ijerable raving about Yonkers 
being a regular town, holding over 
its favorite actors and everything 

The lato a B. Rice, famoua for 
»'8 "Evangeline" production, waa 



The employes of a faro bank In 
the 18th century were described 
by "Clipper" aa consisting of the 
Commissioner, who looked in ot a 
night; a director, who superintend- 
ed the room; the operator, who 
dealt the cards; two croupiers, who 
gathered the money for the bank; 
two 'puffs,' who had money given 
them aa decoys to play; a clerk, 
who watched the 'puffs* to see that 
they palmed none of the money; a 
squib, a half pay 'puff,' who work- 
ed cheap while learning to deal; a 
flasher, to swear how often the 
bank had been stripped; a dunner, 
who went about to recover money 
lost at play; a captain, ready lo 
fight anyone peevish at losing; an 
usher, who took the customera up 
and down stairs; an orderly, who 
warned of the ccp'a approach; a 
runner, who got intelligence of the 
justices meeting, and others who 
received half guinea rewarda at 
news of impending arrest etc.. and 
ball men. ruffians, bravocs and aa- 
.sasslns. 



Adalbert, Prince of Bavaria, and 
uncle of King Ludwlg, had just 
aie<J. . . . Arthur Chambers, the 
120 pound champion, has accepted 
a challenge to flght Mike Cobum 
of Philadelphia, the challenge be- 
ing made and accepted through the 
columns of "Clipper." . . . Miss 
Rena, who was to shortly appear In 
"Cush,'' w^s having troubles be- 
rawse the writers insisted on call- 
ing it "Ca.sh." The word "Cush," 
she explained, was derived from the 
Irish phrase, "Cu.sh-le-Machree," 
or "Pulse of My Heart" 



Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Florence had 
Ju.st hrought a big success to town 
called "The Mighty Dollar." 



RIstorl w^s plaving In Australia 
to pitiful busIncRS. It waa also 
noted in the Antipodes that the 
William.Hons fJ. C. and Maggie 
\foore) were-^Ing the prise busi- 
ness of the season. 



Ernesto Rosal, a prominent Ital- 
ian actor, had Just arrived over 
here and waa reedy to ope« In 
'IlamleL'' at the Lyceum. 



AIR MAIL BENEFITS 



The Air Mall Servic* ot the 
Post Office in sending out the 
following statement prepared 
by F. D. DeBerard (Director 
of Research. Merchant* Asso- 
ciation of New Tork), aska for 
co-operation !■ promoting 
better and faater mailing fa- 
cllitlea through th* Air Mall 
Service for Chicago and the 

Uavful Air Mail 

Meana of apeedy communi- 
cation fire vital to the bualneaa 
world, and the recent inatalla- 
tlon of Air Mail Service ia the 
moat uaeful and important 
measure of poatal Improvement 
alnce the adoption of the rail- 
way postal car ayatem in the 
alxtlea. 

The effect of the new Air 
Mail routea upoa the postal 
service of tli« country aa a 
whole ahould tlierefor* be 
clearly understood by the 
buslneaa world. 

Transmiaalon of matUi by air 
is effected in leaa than one- 
half the time required by train. 
Air Mall letters dispatched 
from New York today about » 
p. m. are delivered at their 
address in Chicago by first car- 
rier delivery tomorrow morn- 
ing; or if forwarded from Chi- 
cago by train to other points, 
will move by the firat morning 
train Instead of by a late even- 
ing train. The delivery of 
such lettera in poatal territory 
served from Chicago will thus 
be expedited by at least 12 
hours and often much mOre. 
Gain of Hours 

A similar gain in time is 
made with respect to other Air 
Mall stations where mails are 
transferred to railroads for dis- 
trlhution in adjacent territory. 

Thus, In a very wide zone 
on either aide of the Trana- 
continental Air Mall route, let- 
tera destined to any point 
within that zona may be ex- 
pedited la delivery by several 
boura 

In many business transac- 
tions time la of much impor- 
tance. The Air Mall Service Is 
great value In all such causes. 
It auppllea a very desirable 
facility, especially beneficial to 
buHlness men and should bo 
used by them for letters, the 
speediest possible delivery of 
which ts desired. In the cua*i 
of such letters, the extra post- 
age charge ia negligible. 



six days only). "The American" Is reported under 170,000 dally, although 
"The Sunday American" Is still over 1,000.000. 

Herman Gantvoort producer of "Jane, Our Stranger," at the Cort 
New York, was forced In because of road booking condltitvis. In lieu 
of this lie held three invitation performances at the Cort before his open- 
ing, which comes tomorrow (Thursday) night. The first was held Mon- 
day and the other two scheduled for the succeeding nights. The audi- 
ences were gathered from several large banking and commercial Instltu* 
tlons of the city, and audience reaction gained in this manner. 



Grace Moore fh evidently not suffering from mastoiditis since she ts 
to appear on tour with the "Music Box Revue" for a time at least. It 
seems true enough Miss Moore was ducked in the waters of Manhasset 
Bay and the resultant earache required medical attention. 

The critic who playfully submerged the songbird ia identified as 
Alexander WooUcott 



Ruaseli Janney, producer of "The Vagabond King," current at the 
Casino, states that the Shuberta have no Interest In the show whatever 
and that a statement made In "Variety's review that the Shuberts guar- 
anteed the troupe with Equity was Incorrect Various rumors concern- 
ing the Shuberts with the show are wrong, according to Janney, who 
states he produced the show with no aid except that of Immediate 
bualneaa associates. , • 



Milt Gross, whose "OrosS Exaggerations" ia leading the Sunday World's 
humor section, ia a 28-year-old Chlcagoaa. He haa created a new stylo 
of humor, broadly written Jewish dialect, xmong characters living ia 
a New York flat. Gross writes dialect that la used on the stage or told 
in stories — phonetic spelling best describes the style. 

The World thinks so much of the "Gross Exaggerations" that It IS 
spread across the top half of the first page In the amusement section, 
that kind of featuring indicating Gross is a circulation builder. Gross* 
stuff has pushed Will Rogers and even Rlng^Lardner off the first page^ 
but Ring probably doesn't care because he's from Chicago, too. Re- 
cently Gross was given a new contract He started aa a comic strip 
irtan and does "Banana Oil" In addition to the "Exaggerations." Near- 
est to the Gross style la that ot aome stories In a Chicago Jewlsli 
weekly, printed In English and kidding Its dialect readers via dialect 

Gross belongs to the Cheese Club whose, members claim the kld'a 
spoken dialect Isn't aa good aa that which he writes. 



The late Charles Hanaford, publisher of "Cast," a weekly magay.InA 
which lists the casta of ail current New York productions, willed ttTat 
property to his secretary and his son. The secretary, known .as "Miss 
Helen" at the theatrical offices, will talce over the publishing of ths 
paper, and bold a 60 per cent Interest 



Reports have It that A. H. Wooda haa paid $4,000 in advance royalties 
while holding the script of Robert H. McLaughlin's "The Pearl of Great 
Pries." Woods held the script for over three yeari without moving th*. 
piece to production and upon each expiration acquired aa extension 
through meeting another advanced royalty fee. 

"The Pearl" was given a atock trial during the past summer by th* 
McLAughlln stock. Cleveland, Ohio, and, although tentatively listed as a 
forthcoming Woods production, no definite production date haa been set. 

The piece Is an allegorical play modernized and somewhat of the typs 
ot "Everywoman" and "Experience." It enlists a cast of 85 players. 

"Weak Sisters," the new ahow by Lynn Starling which fa shaping up 
for New York on tour, la being billed In the sticks aa "a tart comedy." 
Whether it will continue the billing when It cornea Into New York Ul 
uncertain, since It will never pass censorshl(v of the advertising depart- 
ments of several New York dallies. 

The production Is being sponsored by Jed Harris, this being the tat- 
ter's first production activity since sponsoring "Not So Long Ago,* 
which had a brief career three years ago. The latter production has 
since been adapted into a musical Called "Mayflowers," opening at th« 
Majestic, Brooklyn, next Monday, with Joseph Santley and Ivy Sawyer 
featured. The Shuberta are the producers. 



Belasco will close "Canary Dutch" at the end ot this week though ths 
Wlllard Mack script and starring vehicle has shown a steady rise at 
the Lyceum, New York, where it opened to $5,600 the first week and 
reached $9,200 last week, after a $7,600 Intervening one. The contract 
calls for notice if the attraction falla below $10,000 two consecntlvs 
weeks, and the netlce was served. Belasco protested, but got no evt'-n- 
.slon. The Lyceum Is 40 per cent Belasco's, the other 60 being held by 
the FrohmattS,'*Wc:' with Daniel 't^HHim1kn,iiU»T>a.nag«?r. PfohrriafisffncV' 
belongs to Famoua Players- Lasky, and It la from that source that 
the pressure Is thought to have originated, ousting the Bola.tco plocew 
It will be permanently closed, as no Immediate open dates are nvail.ible 
In or out of town from the Erlanger booking sources, to which Kela.sco 
has strictly adhered, though he has not contractual obligations that way. 



A mammoth sign adjacent to the Loew Building on Broadway bills 
"Outside Looking In" at the Greenwich Village. This Is the first tims 
the Provlncetown group has gone In for Broadway adverti.iing dl.fi'laya. 

The former custom has been to nurse them along quietly in ths 
Village until demonstrating sufficient strength to warrant their moving 
uptown, and generally under a joint arrangement with an uptown pro- 
ducing firm. A. L. Jones and Morrl.q (Jrcen, n.isoclated with the down- 
town group In the uptown presentation of "J^esire Under the Kim-),* 
have a similar arrangement on all Provlncetown productions during the 
current season. 

The Village comedy wan scheduled to come up to the Booth thla 
week but a change of heart evidently prompted It.s coiitiii nance in the 
downtown stand 

"Come Easy, Go IS*tsy," the new Owf-n Dat la play. Is w^ll regarded 
out of town an4.'« Broadway hou.se Is being sought The show was 
riroducf-d by Lewis and (Jnrdon who hook through the KilaiiKer offico. 
U'ltb no house nvallnhle from the latter at this time a Shiihort theatrs 
w,-i'> ."iiRgc.Hted, hut the Shuberts are reported to have s.-iid the hooking 
v^ould not be ma-Ie unless the prodiiccia agreed to lulor book ths 
attraction on the road in .Shubert hou-e*. 



VARIETY 



LEGITIMATE 



Wednesday, October 7, 1925 



COURT RULES GULESIAN IS 
ENTITLED TO CORT, OQ. 12 



John Cort Also Gave Herman Gantvoort Contract 
for Same Time — Latter Is Innocent Victim — 
Couldn't Reach Cort to Serve Summons 



Judge Thatchor In the Federal 
District Court of Now York, ruled 
In favor of M. H. Gulesian, who, 
through his attorney, Stuart Bran- 
don, proved his right to present 
"Made in America" at the Cort be- 
ginning next Monday for an in- 
definite period. The proceedings 
were the result of a booking Jam 
which developed the fact that the 
bouse had booked for two diffM-ent 
attraction^. Through the decision 
"Jane— Our Stranger," advertised 
to open tomonow at the Cort may 
b« forced to postpone, although 
Herman Gantvoort, who produced 
the latter show, holds a contract 
for the house, issued by the Erlanger 
Booking Kxchanse. Gantvoort said 
last night the show would open 
Thursday despite the legal tangle. . 
Brandon sought a restraining 
order against the opening of "Jane," 
Gantvoort being in the position of 
an innocent victim. Last July 
Gulesian, wealthy brass manufac- 
turer of -Boston, arranged to pre- 
sent his play, first tried out as "The 
ImmlgranC at th© Cort. starting 
Oct 12. As advance guarantee he 
paid John Cort $8,000. 

Late last week when "The New 
Gallantry" (now at the Belmont) 
was listed to close at the Cort. 
Gulesian was surprised to learn 
that "Jane" was announced to open 
at the same house Thursday of this 
week, only three days prior to the 
opening date of "Made in America." 
Gulesian called on the manager to 
explain the latter, asking the Bos- 
ton man to postpone his opening, 
which Gulesian refused to do. 

The court ruled that since there 
were two leases for the Cort ex- 
tending over a similar period start- 
ing Oct. 12, the Gulesian lease was 
valid since It was made prior to 
that given Gantvoort and that 
therefore the Gulesian lease could 
not be interfered wih. The court 
further stated the Gantvoort lease 
was without effect starting Oct. 12, 
tha manager being a trespasser so 
Jar as Gulesian was concerned. An 
Injunction order was reported 
signed late yesterday. Cort was 
not represented in the proceedings. 
Gulesian being unable to serve n 
summons. 

"Made in America" was written 
by Gulesian and his wife and it is 
said to be the story of their life, 
coming here as immigrants and 
piling up several millions. HU 
money Is bacl^ing the production. 

The position of Gantvoort Is pe- 
culiar as he, too, put up advance 
money with Cort. His coptract wan 
Issued by the Erlanger offlce, which 
claims tha booking rights to the 
house. On top of the present sit- 
imtion the Cort is supposed to b« 
under lease to G. L. Wagner start- 
ing Nov. 8, Wagner's "The Caro- 
linian" being listed there. 



PRESS AGENTS 
HAD CHARTER 



Olver Admits It — Char< 

ter Canceled — 01ver*s 

Statement 



How near the theatre came to 
having its company managers and 
press agents organized as a part of 
the American Federation of Labor 
was not revealed until lately when 
Hal Olver, who attempted the or- 
ganisation disclosed to the T. P. R. 
O. A. that an A. F. L. charter had 
actually been obtained and that 120 
ag^ts and managers were in line. 

At the time Variety published the 
plan. Hugh Prayne. organizer of 
the A. F. L. vehemently denied a 
charter bad been obtained and 
members of the Theatrical Press 
Representatives denied connection 
with the affair. * The T. P. R. O. A. 
men were right, but Frayne was 
wrong, for Olver's letters read at 
a recent meeting of the press 
agents' association definitely stated 
he had befn granted s charter. 

This charter, however, was can- 
celled. 

Olver stated that he was success- 
ful in organizing a union of press 
agents, company managers, trea- 
surers and business managers to 
the extent of 12<r members, not one 
of them T. P. R. O. A. members 
except himself. Olver's reasons for 
abandoning the enterprise Is stated 
by himself as follows: 
Olver Wrong 

"1 was entirely wrong. I freely 
admit it and acknowledge that 
those who opposed me in the T. P. 
R. O. A. were right. I have dis- 
covered that neither now or any- 
time during the next 100 years is it 
time to affiliate with the American 
Federation of Labor. But It was 
only after a year's work on this 
idea of mine that I realized through 
conditions that onb' a man who has 
gone through the work I have on 
such a thing can realize, that we 
are better oft where we are." 



CRrncs' SCORE 

(Continued from j)age 1) 
failed to sustain th,^: headway nec- 
essary to llnK' r on ^Iruadwuy. The 
mid-season score (af;.er the first of 
the year) and iht flaal summing up 
(in June) are the only two box 
scores which taae Into consideration 
the critics' opinions as regards all 
attractions, whether successes or 
failures. 

In the current box score Woollcott 
("World") with a percentage of .857 
is the technical leader, although 
Gabriel ("Sun") with .833 is the 
actual pace maker of the scribes be- 
cause of having "caught" a greater 
number of shows. Woollcott, due to 
a late start, has reviewed but seven 
of the departures while Gabriel is 
listed as having declared himself 
upon 12. A similar case to Wooll- 
cott is Vreelan* ("Telegram") who, 
also due to a retarded beginning, has 
reviewed but four of the 17 with- 
drawals. Rathbun ("Sun") Is an- 
other who has caught but a quartet 
of the weaklings, but this is ex- 
plained through Gabriel, on the same 
paper, being allotted the major re- 
viewing burden. Other absences are 
explained in the failure to pick up 
the entire 17 shows by the 
simultaneous opening of many with 
the resultant assignments of second 
string reviewers for nights which 
have two or more premiers. 

A tie exists for fourth place in 
that Winchell ("Graphic") and 
Vreeland ("Telegram") have a total 
each of .750. 

The "Times" is listed under that 
paper's title because of its reviews 
to date carrying no signatures. 

In having expressed no opinion, as 
to whether the show was good or 
l»ad, Osbom ("Evening World"), 
fronts the dramatic men with a 
total of three. The "Times" is next 
with a pair of no decisions, while 
Hammond and Dale ("American") 
each are seen to have refrained from 
deciding on one occasion. 
No Qroupa 

Out of deference to the boys on 



Departures to Date 



"Spring Fever." * 

'at All Dependa" 

"A Lucky Break." 

"Something to Brag About." 

"The Mud Turtle." 

"Enchanted April." 

"The Sea Woman." 

"Clouds." 

'Book of Charm." 

"The Dagger." 

"All Dressed Up." 

"Love's Call." 

"Brother KOlm." 

"First Flight." 

"Harvest." 

"Easy Terms." — 

"Human Nature." 



Emerson Off Producing 



John Emerson, president of 
Equity, who has several 
Broadway successes to his 
credit, Ja "in" on the man- 
agerial end of "The Fall of 
Eve" at the Booth, New 
York. He wrote the show in 
collaboration with his ' Ife, 
Anita Loos. It was produced 
by L, Lawrence Weber with 
Lee 8hut>ert and Ehnerson 
holding approximately equal 
shares. 

The attraction, while climb- 
ing at the box office, aijitears 
to be grooved at a moderate 
pace. 

Mr. Emerson is said to 
have declared himself out of 
the producing end hereafter, 
feeling that receiving royal- 
ties as a playwright la more 
lucrative and not coupled with 
man^grerial worries. 

Last season Emerson's 
"Whole Town's Talking" was 
produced by A. H. Woods, al- 
though it was understood the 
playwright was interested In 
the production. 



TELL ME MORE' 
WILL CLOSE 



Smith Bisbanding Upon 
Equity's Ruling 



Shuberts Offer Bonds 

Chicago, Oct. 6. 

The various banlis here have been 
asked if they would hanillo a 13,- 
000,000 gold debenture bund Issue 
paying 6^4 per cent from the Shu- 
bert 'Theatrical organization. 

The bonds are guaranteed by Lee 
and J. J. personally, according to 
information. 



Star Asks for Cut 



Hore is a reverse of the usual. 
A star in a current production 
is under contract, at a four- 
figure salary. The show, which 
opened recently, did not land as 
expected. Last week the artist 
called on the manager and sug- 
gested h« cut her salary In 
half, explaining that she felt 
she nhould do her share In help- 
ing put the show across. 

The manager, however, re- 
jected the proffer, replying that 
if the show could not go along 
to a profit at the operating ex- 
pense outlined, it coult^ only be 
a flctUious Ruccesa. 



Jessie Reed, Housewife 

Chicago, Oct. S. 

Jessie Reed is now a housewife in 
an Indiana town and likes It. She 
married a native son of the small 
town and Is cooking his regular 
meals. 

Miss Reed has had a varied stage 
career and a couple of previous 
husbands. She was best known to 
Broadway fame, plus the husbands, 
as the highest salaried chorus girl 
of her day, the first chorister to 
receive $100 weekly. That was in 
Ziegfcld's "Follies." 



Weber Musical Closing 

Another 'quick road victim is 'tlie' 
first company of "Mercenary Mary," 
which closes Saturday at Dayton, 
O. The muslral ran through the 
summer at the Longacre and was 
rated profitable. A second "Mer- 
cenary Mary" Is touring New Eng- 
l.and and will later go through 
Southern territory. 



"K. K. K." Coming Back 

"Kosher Kitty Kelly" comes back 
to New York Oct. lit. at Daly's 63nl 
street, the producing firm having 
taken the house under a yuariiiiioe. 

The "K. K. K." show played four 
months at the Times square this 
summer. Forced out by "The telir 
can," it went to Chicago. 



the afternoon dailies Variety has 
eliminated the idea of dividing the 
critics into two groups, morning and 
evening papers, as was intended be- 
cause of the presumption the critics 
on the later edition dailies had 
more time to reflect before writing 
an opinion. Investigation discloses 
that a majority of the afternoon men 
write their reviews at the same time 
as their contemporaries on the 
morning papers. In the next box 
sco^e will appear "The Mirror" 
(Robert Coleman.) 

Variety's score of .882 is not re- 
garded as exceptional in that the 
"edge" Is with this paper's review- 
ers before they see a show, due to 
what may be termed "inside" knowl- 
edge on the manner in which the 
piece may be "hooked up" and in 
that it is strictly trade paper re- 
viewing. A combined score is cur- 
rently given because of staff men 
havifffe "caught"' too few shows to 
rate separate listing. The two 
misses on Variety's score were made 
by Lait. 

The total of 45 openings up to 
October 3 is two in advance of the 
premiers tabulated over the same 
period of a year ago. With the 13 
shows due to come in this week the 
fall of '25 promises to be much in 
advance as to quantity over the pre- 
hollday era of 1924. 



Los Angeles, Oct. •. 

Edward D. Smith has reconsid- 
ered his idea of bringing "Tell Me 
More" from Chicago to the local 
Mason to follow "Lady Be Good," 
when that attraction closes Satur- 
day. 

At the conclusion of the Chicago 
run "Tell Me More" Is to close with 
the company disbanding. 

Smith originally Intended bring- 
ing all of the principals to Cali- 
fornia and recruiting his chorus 
here, using the chorus now ap- 
pearing In "Lady Be Good." Equity 
ruled that as long as Smith was 
taking the principals and produc- 
tion to the coast he must take the 
chorus as well. 

Feeling that this would not be 
advisable. Smith decided to close 
the show and has instructed Jack 
Pierre to go to New York and book 
an attraction to open at the Maeon 
Oct. 26. This will cause the house 
to be dark two weeks after the close 
o^ "Lady Be Good." 



JANE COWL 
WITH MILLER 



Leaves Arch Selwyn for 

Frohman Office— Will 

Do "Easy Virtue" 



Jane Cowl, with her husband and 
business manager, Adolph Klauber, 
and her company, has left Arch 
Selwyn's management and this 
week signed contracts extending 
over several years with Gilbert 
Miller of the Frohman ofllces. 

Miller will be associated with 
Joseph P. Bickerton, Jr., and l^sil 
Dean in presenting Miss Cowl in 
a new Noel Coward play, "Easy 
Virtue." Following that. Miss Cowl 
will play "Twelfth Night" under 
Frohman auspices and other 
Shakespearean production* will foU 
low. For these she has retained 
members of her more or less 
permanent company. Miller also 
plans to present her as "Juliet" in 
London next season. 

Klauber's affiliation with the en- 
terprise remains exactly as it was 
when Miss Cowl was under Selwyn 
management. He will be the star's 
personal manager and handle all 
publicity in connection with her. 

Variety printed six months ago 
that Miss Cowl would be with the 
Frohmans and the "World" has re- 
cently hinted the same thing, loth 
statements being met with insis- 
tent denials by Miller. 



Rivers' World Tour 

San Francisco, Oct. C. 

Walter Rivers, well known as a 
h>cal newspaper man and at pres- 
ent with the scenario department 
of First National In Hollywood, sails 
from this port Oct. 24 for a tour 
around the world. 

Rivers will mix business with 
pleasure, securing data for future 
scripts and writing a weekly letter 
for various publications. 

Eugene Castle, of the Castle Film 
Company, will be River's companion 
on the jaunt. 



Reviving "Much Ado" 

Following their co-starred en- 
gagement In "Hamlet," Ethel Bar- 
rymore and Walter Hampden will 
probably revive "Much Ado About 
Nothing," a seldom performed 
Shakesperian play which Hampden 
has had In mind for some time. 

"Hamlet" opens Saturday at ths 
Hampden (formerly Colonial). 



TOM BURKE, JE., 6, IN SHOW 

Little Thomas burke, Jr., the 6- 
year-old who is appearing in the 
new Carl Reed production "Spring 
and Autumn" in the son of Tom 
Burke, assistant trea.^urer of the 
Lyric, New York. 



"G. V. P." IN REHEAKSAI 

"Greenwich Village Follies" goes 
into rehearsal about Oct. 15, accord- 
ing to present plans of the Bohem- 
ians, Inc., and by that schedule will 
open late in November. 



KATHBTN 



Arlington, Inc. 

233 West 52nd St. 

' NKW YORK Cn'T 
rhoae Oolnmbiu 4S4t»-4M6 

COSTUMES 



CRITICS' CONTEST 



Variety la inaugurating a contest for the purpose of securing 
the professional viewpoint on the dramatic reviewers of the New 
York duiliea. It is well known that the first string men have their 
own following among the lay public but a general professional 
opinion on the r en who criticise theatrical efforts has never 
been ascertained. 

Inasmuch as the desire la to secure a ballot verdict exclusively 
from the profession, l«y readers of Variety are respectfully asked to 
refrain from voting. Anyone in the show bu.siness is entitled to vote. 

The contest will run for four weeks wltK each voter permitted two 
votes to the ballot. The fifth week a complete list and number 
of votes cast for each of the critics will be printed. 

It is suggested that the voter consider the stage knowledge dis- 
closed, the dependability of the reviewer'.>» writing as a whole, 
the worth of his comment upon the attraction or merit of the in- 
dividual player and hla readability, or style. No member of Va- 
riety's staff is tnciudwd; ■• - — -....,„ ~.,.,.-, 

The "Times" is under that paper's title only as its dramatic 
reviews are unsigned. 

Nothing Is sought for in this contest other than a matter of 
professional opiniotl. There is no award or prize to the critic 
declared the most popular. The contest is simply to determine 
an oft mooted professional dispute as to the standing of the sev- 
eral metropolitan reviewers with the people of the stage themselves. 

If this contest appears to meet with the approval of the tihow 
people it will be followed by others, similarly, for the larger cities 
of the country. 

No votes will be taken into account unless inscribed upon a 
Variety ballot, addressed to Variety, 154 W. 46th street. New Vork 
City. 



DALE (American") | 


MANTLE ("News") | 


HAMMOND ("Herald-Tribune") | 


WOOLLCOTT ("World") | 


GABRIEL ("Sun") | 


RATHBUN ("Sun") | 


ANDERSOr^<"Po«t") 1 


bSBORN ("Evening World") | 


VKbELAND ("Telegram") | 


WINCHELL ("Graphic") | 


"TIMES" 1 



Wc:?r.2st!a^ October 7, 19fl5 



LEGITIMATE 



VARIETY 



21 



BROADWAY fflW HAVE SUPERFLUITY 
OF H;TS; AEOUT 20 ON NOW 



«G 



-»en Hal" Establishes Dramatic Gross Record-r- 
n»i Group Grossing Over $300,000 Weekly — 
Most Musicals Doing Well — Five Leaving This 
Week 



An unprecedented situuti'jii ir.iiy 
(Jevelop on Broadway. Too many 
bits wou'd be amost as unwolconie 
as too few. I'.oth ticket brokers 
and managers of the new succesaes 
already here, say there are enough 
bits in town. 

The ticket men say the situation 
at present la rather complex and 
there is little doubt that where 
plenty of good shows are present 
the pri's.sure of the ticket demand is 
spread more evenly than usual. 
That perhaps is a factor keepinB 
down liiyh prices charfjed by some 
brokers, several of whom are re- 
ported "running wild." 

The managerial view la quite dif- 
ferent. Producers with sma.shes to 
'guard, view the arrival of other hits 
as possibly cutting down the de- 
mand and lessening the capacity 
pace of each producer's money get- 
ters. The general theory is that 
hits are good for show business, 
■ toning up the whole list and 
^Strengthening the theatre-going 
habit. There appears to be a limit 
to the number of successes which 
Broadway can absorb, however. 
Examining the comment of the 
ticket people and the managers, 
neither could be consirlered altruis- 
tic. 

Kiglu now Broadway has nearly 
20 hits, most of those shows being 
I new. There are a dozen attractions 
approximating actual capacity and 
that group Is grossing over $300,000 
weekly a'one. 

"Accused" at $13,000 
Only one of last week's arrivals 
appears to bo ii. the money, It be- 
ing "Accused" at the Belasco where 
$13,000 or more was drawn In seven 
performances, giving the show a 
weekly pace of $15,000. 

"Applesauce" started moderately 
at the Anjbassador, the pace being 
estimated around $8,500. "The IIol> 
Terror" drew mixed comment at the 
Cohan, where the first week was 
quite ordinary, about $7,000. "The 
Buccaneer" also got divided opinion 
at the Plymouth where it opened 
Friday, but the second night (Sat- 
urday) bettered $1,700. "The Bridge 
Of Distances" did not get $4,000 at 
^ the Morosco and will be taken ofT 
Saturday. 

"Sunny" went Into undisputed 
leadersliip of the list last week with 
better than $43,000 at the New Am- 
sterdam; "Artists and Models" is 
now in second spot at about $38,000; 
"Nanette" Is as strong In demand 
as "Sunny" and again went close to 
$32,000; "P.ig Boy" holds to $31,000, 
(Continued on page 26) 



"Prince" Opening in 

Buffalo on Sunday 

Buffalo. Oct. 6. 

For the first time in the histofy 
of Buffalo, a legitimate theatrical 
attraction opens here on a Sunday 
night. "The Student I'rince." on 
Ita return to the Shubert Teck be- 
gins its engagement Sunday even- 
ing Oct. 25. 

The innovation Is looked upon as 
daring with credit going to manager 
Pr.ink Crulckshank for putting It 
arross wftTi' t"He cily officials. The 
church associations, alwajs opposed 
to Sunday shows, have not yet been 
heard from. 



2 Similar Shows 



Two legit shows coming In 
bear similar titles and similar 
stories. They are "Naughty 
Kiquette" (Mitzi) and "Naugh- 
ty Cinderella" (Bordoni). 

The underlying plot of both 
shows concerns a woman who 
is carrying on an affair. The 
lover, to throw the woman's 
husband off guard, hires 
another girl to be his sweet- 
heart. 



J 



MARION HASLUP 

CLEANS HOME 

ANDVAMPS 

Leaves Husband Again 

Alone — Disappointed 

"Cradle Snatchers" 



A Square Shooter 



RULES FOR AGENTS 
BY THE SHUBERTS 



The Shuberts have recently Is- 
sued a book of instructions to 
their advance agents and company 
managers, outlining their dally 
routine from the time they shave 
to the time they put on the pa- 
Jamas. 

Among the rules: 

Agents must pay for all passes 
they write. 

Managers must be In theatre 
daily by 10 a. m. and not smoke in 
the lobby while the audience Is con- 
gregating. 

Managers must wear tuxedos In 
the evening. 

Manager^ must reach theatre for 
evening performance by 7; 50 
o'clock. 

The other instructions covered 
six typewritten pages. From these 
pages the new booklet has been 
made, vest pocket size and ar- 
ranged so that the agent, in a 
quandary, can turn to any page 
and get the solution of his problem. 



STOCK FOR ALASKA 



Company From Seattle Playing 
Thre* Months for Sourdoughs 



ac attl e , Oct. 6 . — 

Expecting to play three months In 
Alaska, the Freeman-Dale Stock 
Company from here, will open this 
month at Kethikan. Just how the 
management expects to get back 
from Alaska in January has not been 
stated. 

The company formed hero will 
mostly present musical comedy skits 
to the sourdoughs. It will play 
.luneau and smaller towns after the 
opening engagement is concluded. 

In the company are Vernace Hen- 
derson, Charley Dale (formerly In 
pictures), Jac (Slivers) Freeman. 
Dorothy Taggart, Faye Chapman, 
lOvelyn Worth and a chorus of six 
girls. 



CHARLIE BIRD IMPROVING 

Ilornell. N. Y.. Oct. 6. 
Although confined to his bed for 
several we.e,kj Charles A. Bird Is 
rapidly gaining stsength and is sx- 
pected to be around soon. The re- 
tired showman has been living 
his home here for a year. 



at 



Marie Saxon's Diagonal High Kick; 
First Ever Performed on Any Stage 



Marie .Saxon In "Merry Merry" at the Vanderbilt, New York, Is 
performing what Is agreed upon by veteran sUigcrs a^ the flrst 
kick of Its kind ever done on any stage. Without a name it 
could be called a diagonal high kick: executed through a front 
kick of the right leg with the elevation completed when the tip 
of the too goes over the left shoulder of the dancer. 

Miss Saxon does this right leg to left shoulder twice In rapid 
siiccres.-ion during a dance spe. iaity. Owing to the swiftness of 
ex. rill ion the exceptional step p.Tsses unnoticed by the audience 
otlicr than as a deft kick and It may be unnoticed by any excepting 
those thoroughly fnmiliar with d.incing. 

Miss .Saxon cultivated the kick at practice without pornonal 
l<n<.ui,.fiire of Its nowiu'ss and did not Insert the accomplishment 
nio lifT routine until informed. 



kn 



Marion Haship has gone away. 
Not even her husband, l>Jd Hurley, 
knows where. Before departing and 
while her husband was absent from 
their home at 71 West 14th street, 
Miss llaslup removed everything 
in it, including the furniture, al- 
tliough leaving Hurley's clothes 
piled up In the center of the bare 
parlor floor. 

In addition to the household 
goods and clothing taken by her. 
Miss Haslup was thoughtful enough 
to close up a Joint bank account, 
held in her own and Hurley's name, 
thereby gaining $1',C00 to start with 
on her unknown journey. 

Mr. Hurley stated yesterday he 
had no knowledge of his wife's 
whereabouts and requested that 
nothing be said about It 

At the time of Miss Haslup's dls- 
ai)pearance she was billed to ap- 
pear in "The Cradle Snatchers," now 
at the Music Box, New York. She 
failed to open with that piece, as 
she also had done previously with 
"A Lucky Break" at the Cort, while 
once before, and again billed, for 
"Spooks." Although rehearsing 
with each company she did not ap- 
pear at th« premier of either. 

The Hurleys ran into publicity 
some time ago when Miss Haslup, 
reported to have been misguided 
by a girl friend, attempted to horse- 
whip her husband In his offlce. A 
divorce action followed the police 
court proceedings. A mutual fond- 
ness existing, they recently rewed. 
No cause Is attributed for the 
present misunderstanding. 



Contrasting former In- 
stiiu'cs v\ liere an actor or act- 
ress in productions h.is har- 
as.sod in.inasers for featured 
billiiiij IS a case last week 
wherein an actress, in the cast 
of one of the current wei-k's 
openings. tooK an opiiosite 
stand when the m.uiagoment 
had elevated her to featured 
prominence. The actress 
strenuously objected, claiming 
the cast held two players of 
greater prominence than she 
and that she would not con- 
sent to such an «rrangement. 

The managers had gone to 
the expense of printing folders 
and tack cards with the new 
billing. When the actress took 
her stand against the distribu- 
tion she said she would prefer 
defraying the expenses of the 
conflsi-ated printing rather 
than offend her fellow players 
by having the matter dis- 
tributed. 



TICKET BROKERS 

REFUSE im.m 

TO MANAGERS 

Demand for "Concession 

Money"— Got $65,000 

in Chicago 



B'WAY SHOWS 
ARE AWFUL 



Commissioner Tells Mem- 
phis Everything 



Sarah Padden Says She 
Had Samuels Arrested 

San Francisco. Oct. ». 



"I had Samuel arrested." 

This was the dePinite statement 
of Sarah Padden, star of "The 
Shanie Woman," now playing at the 
Wilkes, In the editorial rooms of the 
San Francisco "Examiner" as she 
discussed the arrest of Lionel B. 
Samuels for the posting of "Inde- 
cent advertising" heralding the 
opening of the Lulu Vollmer drama 
In San Francisco. 

Continuing, Miss Padden said, — "I 
had Samuels arrested Immediately 
after I saw the poster." The Va- 
riety reporter told Miss Padden 
(hat ho knew the Catholic clergy 
had denounced In no uncertain 
terms the advertising from the al- 
tar and. had requested the congre- 
gation to show by their non-at- 
tendance their attitude on such a 
breach of decency. 

"I am a Catholic and can appre- 
ciate the feeling of the ministry In 
this matter. In all my ye.ars of ex- 
perience 1 have never seen any- 
thit»g'^^)uit« Jiii. batt as thtAAdvorti*' ^ 
ing," said Miss Padden. 

The advertising which caused the 
biggest sensation San Francisco 
theatricals has seen In a quarter of 
,a century shows the nude figure of 
a woman crucified on a cross. On 
the bar above the head of the wo- 
ni.Tn are the words, "I Did Not 
Know." 

It Is believed that the real objec- 
tion to the poster Is in the wording 
"I did not know," which occuple."? 
the place of "INHI" on the crucifix 
of the Catholic Church and which 
means, "Jesus of Nazareth, King 
of the Jews." f,. 

This, by all means, ta the wor^t 
example of the bono-headedness 
that San Francisco has evor seen 
and the flop "The Shame Woman" 
is doing at the box oflU-e may h^ 
the result of the advertising. Mis?? 
Padden, an excellent acfre^js and 
highly resipcrted In and out of th<- 
prof»'<».<ilon. Is heart broken over the 
whole affair. 



Memphis, Oct. 6. 
Charles R. Shannon, commissioner 
of finance of Memphis, Tenn., and 
the bachelor Beau Brummell of the 
town, unloosed himself of a tirade 
agalt.st the naked shows In New 
York following his return here 
after a show Inspection tour In the 
Big Town. 

His comment was front paged by 
the "News Scimitar" and ran as 
follows: 

"The shows In New York are 
reeking with immorality, vice and 
a lavish display of nude women. 
They would be closed In Memphis at 
the very flrst showing. 

"I sort of enjoyed the show, but 
they ought not to be allowed. The 
jokes are funny, but they are in- 
decent, and the women were beau- 
tiful, but the way they were dressed, 
or rather undressed — it was awful." 



The ticket agencies have at- 
tracted the attention of managers 
and a lively session is reported to 
liave l)een held In a managerial of- 
fice. The managers soueht the 
payment of $100,000 In concessions 
from the brokers, it is said, claim- 
ing they received $B5,000 in agency 
concession money in Chicago last 
season, whereas only $35,000 was 
secured In New York. The latter 
sum, however, does not measur* 
the "kick back." 

The brokers refused to comply 
with the demand. Several smaller 
agencies wore cut oft for a day or 
two, but allotments were again 
sent out. It Is understood the con- 
cession money paid averages $10 per 
house, which sum is balanced 
against the "kick back." 

The matter arose after a sma-sh 
success made a deal with the brok- 
ers whereby a certain sum is to be 
paid him weekly, instead of the 
"kick back." The manager there- 
upon gave half the money to the 
box onice and instructed the tre;ia- 
urors that If the tickets were han- 
dled as he wished, the balance 
would be given them on Christmas, 
which arrangement is reported to 
have pleased the treasurers. 

Ueports of the disposition of the 
Tyson Co. have Interested ticket 
circles, but a reorganization of the 
firm's affairs has not been consum- 
mated. It was understood loe Le- 
blang contemplated taking over the 
Tyson Co., but the deal was re- 
ported off this week. Dave Marks 
was.also named as Interested, but 
Marks declined to act. Several 
Tyson hotel Htands have been 
taken over by other agencies. Tlie 
Pennsylvania hotel booth Is now 
operated by McBrlde's. 



Howard Refuses to Play 
Texas State Fair Date 

Chicago, Oct. 6. 
"Sky High" will not open at the 
Dallas (Tex.> State £air aa jjrlgin- 



ally contracted: Willie Howard re- 
fused to break up his Chicago run 
to fulfill the two weeks engagement 
In Texas. John J. Garritty, general 
manager for the ShuUerts here, left 
Immediately for a conference with 
the Slate Fair officials. He was 
successful In talking them Into ac- 
cepting one of the numiTous "Stu- 
dent Prince" outfits. The western 
company will be sent to Dallas bol- 
stering it with several principals 
from the Chicago company. 

".Sky High" was contracted early 
last summer while the show was 
having its run in New York. The 
salary agreed upon was reported to 
be around $27,000 per week. 



Jacob P. Adler*s Son 
Sentenced for 5 Years 

Irving Adier, actor, sentenced to 
five years at liard labor In Sing 
.Sing for theft, is the son of Jacob 
P. Adlcr. ihe beloved Yiddish traf^'e- 
'.iManv wifose • son has been -ri>M((i>&rv{f 
sible Jor his liremature greyness 
and a broken spirit. 

Young Adler pleaded guilty to 
partic!|»aling in the theft of $21,700 
in sfciirilies from a broker's mes- 
senger In New York. He takes 
uailjr,i«e at m.ikitig any references 
to his father. He Is also the lirother 
of Francine Larrimore (Adler). 

Adler was recognized by the mes- 
senger from his picture in the 
Itogue's (Jallery, the prisoner hav- 
ing a previous police recc.ni. He 
lias been familiar along upper 
Hrrjadway, maintaining .in ar).irl- 
ment for Times Scjuare coMviTiiciirc 



HELEN HAYES' NEXT PLAY 

lf<len ll.iyi'S will bo se< n lilci 
In Ihe seay.iin in a new i»l:iy by Alice 
Miifr Mill.T, autlior of "Tii.- Charm 
School." 

Tfie new pliy will l.e n dri n it '^T - 
Hon of .Mrs. Mill'-i's new ;ioV'l,'"l'lii- 
Ueluctant DiKhosa." 



JULIA 6RUNS 

(Continued ficm p.igiJ 1) 
had several hysterical outburst.s, 
calling for narcotic stljpulants. 
Tills w.as called to the attention of 
IJr. Carleton Simon, In charge of 
the drug bureau of the police de- 
partment. At one lime the prisoner 
tore her clothes off because sh» 

ynxa refused the- fftlipf demanded^ 

and frankly admitted to attendant."! 
that tier need for narcotics had 
brought about her present dlfllcul- 
ties and the wrecking of her biil- 
liant career. 

Favored "Cover" Girl 

Differing fioin most of the women 
In such cases, who claim to be 
".•I ct refuses" on slim or negative 
found.itlons, Julia Bruns has had a 
distinguished career on the sUiga 
for one so young. She Is not yet 
.10. Born In .St. Louis of an excel- 
lent family, she cnme to New York 
as a model and became the most 
favored "cover girl" of her period, 
some 10 years ago. She h.id then 
already played In Zoe Akin.s' "Alice 
In Won<lerland," "Kverywoman " 
afiil Sousa's "American Maid." 

Her first conspicuous role was In 
the Chicago conip.-ijiy of "Help 
Wanted," followed by a New York 
engagement In "The Squab Farm," 
also a Moros.'o froductlon. She 
uppi'.-ircd to advantage in "Potash 
(«,ryl Perlmutter" and played th« 
f.niTnJhe lead In 'Thtv- Blue Pearl," 
later becoming prlti< ipal support to 
William Hodge in "lieware of 
Dog.M." 

Miss Bruns launched Into pic- 
tures and played opiiosUe Arnold 
I>aly In "When One Loves." 

At that time she was a social 
( ebbrity, weleomcd In the finest 
honies of the metropolis and 
mingling with the most exdusivo. 
.She wore a fortune In jewels and 
lioiu-ht the .'button pla;e house. 

Then, sii<Men'y, she dropped out 
of iirofession il life and shortly 
lhci<fir(fr diiffcil from sod il at* 
'irbmenls. Itnniorf were whlspeied 
ii|i rinil down BiWidwiy about drii? 
:ici.l|. lionH. When Miss Brims was 
nrrr^sied recrntly sh" was penniless, 
exi.ling by t.iki'ig roomei.«i, amoni; 
uli'ini were Mrs. .Smith ati-l her 
hroiher. Mr.H. .'^mith left for l-'lor- 
i.l <, Hi'l :i few liivs later l.t. Mir.^h 
ilbijix he found th.if the trunks 
she left behind had been ritlej. 



22 



VARIETY 



LEGITIMATE 



"I 



Wed nesday. Octob er 7. 1025 



FIVE SHOWS 
WILL DEPART 



Four of New Season's 

Crop Can't Stand 

the Gaff 



COOPER SQ. PLAYERS 
SUCCUMB AFTER 1ST WK, 



At least five attractions will dis- 
appear lioni Uroadway by the eiul 
of thi.s week. Four are among the 
ueaHon's new crop. 

"Canary Dutch," produced by 
David Bclasco, will be withdrawn 
trom the Lyceum at end of its fifth 
week. The attraction fa led to re- 
spond to the management's hope of 
betterment after a $7,000 s'art and 
the new successes pnowed (r under. 



CANARY DUTCH 

Opened Sept. 8. Very nenrly 
an even split with the opinions 
ranging from Anderson's (Post) 
"soggy" to Dale's (American) 
"vivid." 

Variety (Lait) expected a re- 
spectable run but not a long 
one. 



"The Bridge of Distances.'' pro- 
duced by an In0.ei>endent group 
known as the International Play- 
house, will be taltr,n off at the Mor- 
08CO, after a two weoK's engage- 
inent. AIthoui,ii a good production 
try the play had ro apfeai as evl- 
t>«nced in a first week's grooS -of 
less than 14.090. 



THE BRIDGE OF DISTANCES 

Opened Sfept. 28. "Times" 
thought it enjoyable but the^ 
Others disagreed. Itathbun 
(Sun) called it "one of the 
wont plays of the season." 

Variety (Ibce) said It would 
have only a limited clientele. 



East Side Art Theatre a 'Bust' 

— Backers Would Further 

Gamble Uptown 



An attempt to eMtuMinh an art 
theatre on the lowei Kast Side of 
New York collapsed, resulting In 
the Cooper Square Players callinK 
it a season at the Coojier .Square 
Playhouse last week and with the 
bandbox theatre being recUiimed by 
a Jewish policy. 

The initial week's business was 
a bust and according to inside re- 
ports the backers of Richard An- 
thony, who had attempted to put 
over the players in the downtown 
house, refused to go any further in 
those precincts but were willing to 
gamble if he wanted to move "The 
Flower of Heaven" to" an uptown 
house. This was discouraged by 
Edward Colebrook, who-went-in to 
restage the piece, under the claim 
It was not in shape for an uptown 
elientelle. 

The actors, although working but 
one week in the production, receiv- 
ed two weeks' salary protected by 
an Equity bond. The adtfjtional 
week's money was drawn in lieu 
of a closing notice, since the decis- 
ion to fold up was made at the 
eleventh hour. 

Anthon.y, however, is not discour- 
aged with the luke warm reception 
accorded his troupe and stated he 
would sponsor production of another 
play uptov.n as soon as he had de- 
cided upon one. 



"Buy Any Supper Club 
For $4,000'*— Hopwood 

WaMhinglon, Oct. 6, 

"I couldn't last through a ihree- 
nlght party," said Avery Hopwood 
to the local si-ribes when they 
sprung Variety's .story on him here 
at the National v.here he was whip- 
ping "Naughty Cinderella" into' 
shape lust week. "What is more," 
he said, "for $4,000 I could buy a 
New York supper club!" 

The story in Variety stated thai 
Thomas Jefferson Hyan, as attor- 
ney for James iMullipan, the reputed 
owner of the Imperial Supper Club 
in Now York, was holding three 
clieiks upon which payment had 
been stopped by Hop'vood The.se 
checks were alleged to have been 
given in .settlement for a three- 
night party which started and 
ended at the Imperial. 

Variety's local reporter thought 
it might be a good idea to check 
up on the Hopwood denials. Tlie 
question was put, "Avery, what 
about this denial, the one-column 
picture and the half-column story 
in the local dailies?" To which the 
favorite author ot A. H. Woods ra- 
ther confusedly replied: 

"O-h-h, I have turned everything 
over to my lawyer in New York. 
Have one of your boys ' there see 
him. 

"Y'ou 'Variety' boys get thmgs too 
straight — please come in and see 
how I am changing my new show 
around. 

"I Uuiik Irene Burduni is going 
to score her biggest success in my 
play.' 



MAKIFG GUEST-CRITIC NO. 2 

"The New York Evening Gra- 
Dhic" is ma; g its guest-criticisms 
secondary to the paper's own re- 
viewer, Walter Winchell. 

It's accepted as an indicator 'of 
the paper gradually letting the 
guest-critic thing die out. 



, "The Fall 
T-h Lawrence 
bcrts, closes 
weeks. The 
Was slightly 
•ry Dutch'" 
•gtiinst the 



of Eve.'' produced by 
Weber and the Shu- 
at th^ Booth after six 
pace of $6,0.10 weekly 
oetter but like "Can- 
it could not contend 
stronger newcomeM. 



THE FALL OF EVE 
Opened Aug. SI. Thx; Times 
rather liked It but stood alone 
io- that opinion. Hammond 
(Tribune) about echoed the 
general impression with "Not 
up to expectations." Ruth Gor- 
don was lavishly praised. 

Variety (LAit) looked for an 
engagement of some weeks and 
perhaps a wholesome run. 



"White -Collars," produced by 
Frank Egan, goes to the road from 
the Harris after a 33 week engage- 
ment. After It opened at the Cort 
the show was taken over by Anne 
Nichols who rented the Harris and 



WHITE COLLARS 

Opened Feb. 23. The four 
first-String men who caught it. 
Dale, Rathbun, Mantle and 
Winchell all liked it. Some of 
the second-stringers were less 
enthusiastic, particularly the 
Post. 

Variety (Ihee) thought it no 
wallop but looked for a .suc- 
cessful engagement. 



I 



kept the show going all summer. 
Despite the Crfast record run. "Col- 
lars" is not rated having command- 
ed profitable trade here. It aver- 
aged about $5,000 weekly whicW 
may have been an even break. 



Diagnosis of Unprecedented Advance 
Sale for New Chariot Revue, by Treasurer 




.Mack Milliard, treasurer of the Selwyn, New York, which will 
present the new "Chariot's ftevue" next month (Nov. Id), ni.ikcs 
the statement of an nnpre<'edented demand for ticket.s fur t)..,> 
EnRlinli attrnction. ililliard's standing as a box office man wiih 
experience seoond to none on Broadway gives weight to the stat< - 
nient. He was formerly trcisurer of the original Webrr and l>'i«lil.s 
Music Kail, wVien nearly every lower floor ticket wan sold by specs 
on the sldew.'ilk outside the tlieulre, whlcli meant enormous pres- 
sure on the box office, .'lince then .Mack has handled n»any a run. 

It Is claimed t!ie Selwyn b. o. was offered $r)0 v:nh for l(tO 
tickets the opening performance. The ill»«-^ prolTer was reierte<i 
as was a similar attempt to garner tickets for the recent premiere 
of "The (Jreen Hat," when an A. H, Woods executive ordered a 
gyp agent from liis office. 

All tickets for the entire first week of "Chariot's R.viie" ha\e 
been already dispos<'d of, various highly rated social or;;i'.nizutioiiH 
having taken the entire house — and at regul.ir prices ($j.50) top. 
Usually sales for parties of the kind call for a price oonv'e'vslon. It 
is estimated the total actu.illy received in advance w.is J7'),0(i0 up 
to lat«* last week. 

2nd Night Tickets for Matn. 
Because of the ticket demand and the .sell-outs for every niKtit 
of the opening week, second ni^ht critii' ticl<ets will bf- given out 
for tho first matinee which occurs on Tliursdny It is the firt--; 
time for critics tickets to be taken care of in such manner. 

The popularity of the English players Is evidcrre i by the round 
of receptions plus collations already arranged. Eacli iiignt of tho 
opening weeli, the lobby of the Selwyn will be closed oft for informal 
f.;iih' rings with tho lOngllsh star: — Rentrlc I,.ill'i^. Gertruile Law- 
rence and Jack Buchanan acting as hostesses and host. The stage 
will also be used for dancing. 

Tho premiere of the new "Chariot's Revue" will fall on Tuesday 
evening. ^ Through aiTangements with Hilllard, Wednesday and 
Friday night jierformances have been sold to the Mlneola Home 
for Cardiac Children, an Institution fostered by wealthy Jewish 
folk. For the two performances the homo paid $9,500. Specially 
printed and priced tickets were issued and sold by the sponsors for 
$50 and $25 each. Boxes were scaled at $500 each. 

Thursday night h.is been taken over entirely by the New York 
Kxchnnge for Women's Work, the sell-biit totaling $4,700. For 
.<?aturday night the house has been sold to the Infantorium at 
$5,000. 

Philanthropists and other noted people are back of these move- 
ments. Among these on the committee for the Infantorium are 
August Hcckscher, Charles Goldsmith. Dr. Louis Fischer. Electus 
Packus and Joseph Paterno. The Mlneola Home has staged an 
annual benefit event known as "Vanity Fair" at the Waldorf, but 
this jear the two Chariot show affairs suiM)lant the hotel bazar. 

Prominent sponsors for the Mlneola home are Mrs. David A. 
Schulte. Mrs. Clarence Millhiscr, Mrs. Albert J. Erdman. Mrs. Hilda 
Alschul, Mrs. Edward H. Koehler, Mrs. P. W. Liebert. Mrs. Alfred 
Parker, Mrs. Jack Wildberg, Mrs. Fred J. Greenebaum and Mrs. 
D. K. Weiskopf. 

\ Additional $35,000 Advance Sale 
In addition t« the flcst week sell-outs, several have already been 
arranged for later in tho fall, the night ot N(>v. 17 going to the 
Emergency Tubercular Home and that of Dec. 8 to St. Luke's 
Service Bureau. The advance sale count in addition to the sell- 
outs amount to $35,0$0. That does not include the first night "vhich 
is scaled at $11 top and which will gross $tl,000 nlon'>. 

The smartest premiere of the season is Indicated from the names 
listed at the box oflfice with the locations allotted. The prominence 
of patrons is such that only the first night of the Metropolitan could 
be more brilliant. That may be explained by the popularity of the 
three English stars, who, when heft last season, were "taken np" 
socially. 



New Shows Opening 

Out of Town 

"Mayflowers," musicn) version of 
*Not So Long Ago," Majestic. 
Brooklyn, N. Y., Oct. 12, sponsored 
by the Shuberts, with Jo.seph Sant- 
Jey and Ivy Sawyer heading cast. 
"The Baby," comedy bv De Witt 
Newing, Oi>era House, Providence, 
R. r, Oct. 12. Produced by Newtng 
& Wilcox in association with the 
,Shiiherts. 

"The Land of Romance," new 
musical produced b.v John Meehan 
And ■William Elliott, Washington, 
V. C, Oct. 12. 



John Tuorck's Comedy 
John Tuerck. of the Brady forces. 

Is producing "One of the Family," a 

new comedy b.v Kenneth Webb. 
The cast, headed by Richard 

■Steillng. went into rehears.il last 

week at the Playhouse. 



Pholo by n;irhra»*. 

^-^^^ "T. M. C.** 

Dramatic Critic, The Sun, Baltimore 

Having embarked upon a jdurnalistic career five years ago as special 
correspondent at the Johns Hopkins University for the Baltimore Sun 
(morning) and the Evening Sun, T. M. Cushlng now finds himself 
established as first-string dramatic critic, first-string (and only) motion 
picture critic and second-string music reviewer on the oldest of the 
"Simpapers" — The Morning Sun. 

"Cush once threatened to embark upon an .-vcademlc career. Imme- 
diately upon his graduation from Johns Hopkins in 1917, he was ap- 
pointed instructor in English composition at that institution, continuing 
for the next four years (with a short interlude at Washington under the 
auspices of the War Department). He was saved from oblivion, he 
says, by a kind fluke nf Mother Nature In 1920, when the Sun papers 
besought him to recommend a student to cover Hopkins news. After 
all his pupils with professed journalistic ambitions had declined too 
(because they wished to be "editorial writers"), he took on the job himself. 
Another year found him appointed motion picture reviewer an<l dramatic 
reviews came later In (he season; inxlunc he resigned his teaching job. 
going over full time to the newspapeVstaff, writing university stuff for 
both Sun papers. In 1923 he acceded toSlie drnrpatic throne. 

For tho pa.st two sc.Lsons, under or Above the initials "T. M. C," 
(^ush has had from two to four articles each week In The Sunday Sun. 
thereby establishing a new kind of record in signed theatre stuff in 
metropolitan dailies. 

\T7iix ft the .',9th of thr gfrief of photographs and sketche.B of the 
dramattc editors and iTilkfi of the i-ountty.l 



MID-WEST ROAD BIZ 
BAD FOR MANY SHOWS 

''Beloved Bandit" Gives In at 

Lincoln, Neb. — Not More 

Than 12 Attractions 



• Chicago, Oct- 6. 

In the entire middle west terri- 
tory there are not more than a 

m 

doren flrst-cl8.«i8 road attractions 
making any money. The rest are 
just keeping oft the sheriff, 

"The Beloved Bandit," starring 
Gerald Grlftin, went on the rocks in 
Lincoln, Neb., after something over 
a month of disastrous business. 
Augustin Pitou, who owned half the 
show, is reported to have disposed 
of his holdings just before the bot- 
tom dropped out. This leaves 
Pitou with only one production. 
May Robswn in "Helena's Boys," but 
Hhis ranks amou* 4tl«»^bappy dofeen 
making the grade. Other shows 
getting breaks Include; "Is Zat .So," 
JCobra," "Greenwich Village Fol- 
lies," "The Gorilla," "Applesauce," 
"The Rivals," "Blossom Time," 
"The Student Prince," "Scandals," 
"Artists and Models" and "Mer- 
cenary Mary." 



Peoria, 111.. Oct. 6. 

The road season In this territory 
hasn't been a promising one. "Is 
Zat So?" and "Cobra," e.irly attrac- 
tions at the local Majestic, drew 
meager cro\*ds, although Peoria 
has been r.-xted one of the good 
towns in the central part of the 
state. I>oc;Uur has been some- 
what bettor and Springfield is giv- 
ing it.s early attractions good sup- 
port, but nothing extraordinary. 

Davenport, la., hasn't turned In 
a good house yet. The falling off 
there may be attributed to the 
flood of shows. "The Rivals," "Is 
Zat l*o?" "Oorilla, " Raymond Hitch- 



NEEDLESS SUBPOENA 
CAUSED ANNOYANCE 



Arthur Butler Graham, attorney 
for Janet Beecher, attempted to 
subpoena Gloria Swancon before she 
sailed for Europe. Dr. Hoffman !• 
suing Miss Beecher for a separation* 

Mr. Graham sought to subpoena 
Miss Swanson on the theory she 
knew both parties Intlmatelyr 
whereas, she only knows Dr. Hoft* 
man in p.assing through his h.avingf 
been called to the Famous Players' 
studio to treat someljody else oil 
location. 

Dennis F. O'Brien, for Miss Swan* 
son, did not object to the lattef 
teAifying to any thing she might 
know about the Hoffman-BeecherB 
but the Inconvenience of being made 
to halt a Europeantrip even aftef 
Gloria had speeded up her stuff on 
the F. P. territory to accomplish lt« 
was the objection. 

It so happened that the .screen 
star was not properly served, the 
BUbpo»?nar*bflng thrown at her a»^, >.^ 
not handed properly. The separa* 
tion trial is being heard by Refere* 
Marsh at 120 Broadway. 



PHILLY'S YIDDISH MUSICAL 

Philadelphia, Oct, «. 

The Arch Street theatre now used 
for the presentation of the clty'e 
only first class Yiddish drama, opens 
its season soon with a performance 
ot an operetta, or muKical comedy» 
called "The Gypsy Girl." 

Dora Wel8.sm.in, seen here before* 
returns trom Germany to piny a lead 
and the cast includes Solomon 
Stramer, Viennese star m;iking his 
pnmiere here, Hymie Jacob-son, 
Anna Groshkoff, D. Faratz, S. Gor* 
tensang and I'aula Klel<la. 



cock, May Robson and Gerald 
Griffin, all coming in within a 10- 
day period, w.-is too mui h foi th« 
lowans. 



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Show ha« the enormous advantage of Marli^ Sozon. 
— G«or8« Kaufman, N. Y. "TIMES." 



Might can It "Maria-lCarla." 
—Alan Dala, N. V. "AMERICAN* 



Beat dancing ohow In town chiefly because Marie 
Saxon la ita leading lady— they cheered one of her 
numbers. —Walter Winchtll, N. Y. "GRAPHIC." 



MARIE SAXON 

- THANKS THE GENTLEMEN OF THE PRESS 

/ . FOR THEIR ENCOURAGEMF.NT 

AND EXPRESSES HER ACKNOWLEDGMENT TO 

I MR. LYLE D. ANDREWS, producer '" " 



TVIR. HARLAN THOMPSON, author, and 

MR. HARRY ARCHER, composer of 



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MERRY MERRY" 



AT THE VANDERBILT THEATRE. NEW YORK CITY 



A charming heroine and an 
cellent dancer. 

—Hartford, Conn.. "CURRENT.' 



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Fantastic grace of Marie Saxoa to 
a Btudy for the ballet— our one and 
only bat la oft to Mlaa Saxon. 

— Provldenee "NEWS.* 



Marie Saxon carvea out a niche 
all her own — ^looks aa though fame 
has a knowing eye on her. 

—Hartford, Conn., "TIMES" 



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Miss Saxon wishes to mention her happiness In being associated !n this production with such artists as MR. HARRY 
PUCK, MR. WILLUM FRAWLEY, MR. ROBERT G. PITKIN. MR. JOHN HUNDUJY, MR. LARRY BECK, MISS SASCHA 
BEAUMONT, MISS PERQUETA COURTNEY. MISS VIRGINIA SMITH, MISS LUCILA MENDEZ 



Fair graduate of "My Qlrl" glTea enormous aid to 
authors. —Ward Moorehouse, N. Y. "HERALD.* 



Oaa of the happiest and most agile dancers we erer 
tM, —Bide Dudley. N. Y. "EVE. WORLD." 



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and also the young ladies of the ensemble: Misses Polly Schaefer, Ruth Conley, Molly Morey, Vivian Marlowe, Gay Nellie, 
Ednor Fulling. Frances Marchand. Gretchen Grant, Ethel Emery, Ruth Farrar 

And the SUPERB HARRY ARCHER ORCHESTRA; ERNEST CUTTING, conductor; John Tommey, Reginald Child, Ar- 
thur Child, George Lehrriter, Larry Abbott, Clarence Doench, James Crossan, Hayden Shepard, Anthony Russo, Charles Enz, 
John Porpora, Charles Dowski '^ 

and MR. LEON SPACHNER, company manager 



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Show la a terpalchorean tornado 
with Marie Saxon an orchid tossing 
gracefully on Its boisterous breath. 
-Providence "JOURNAL." 



She dances, ahe high kicks, she 
sings, she weeps and does all with 
most natural grace. 

—Providence "TRIBUNE." 



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Especially good Is Marie Saxon. 



•-N. Y. "POST." 



Thlrteen good points— and the aforementioned Miss 
Saxon. —Max Llef, N. Y. "DAILY NEWS." 



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Bealde those miraculous and laughing legs. Miss 
Saxon has a pleasant Uttle voice and carries her own 
atmosphere of charm. 

— RIohasid Lockridgo, N. Y. "SUN" 



Marie Saxon sings better than most— as a dancar 
she la one of the very beat— ahe Is the eoverelgm 
charm. — Wslls Root, N. Y. -WORLD." 



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Wednesday. October 7, 1925 



BOSTON OPERA 

CO. QUITS IN 

BOSTON 



Abruptly Ended Career 

Last Thursday — Losses 

Total $80,000 



B.oton. Oct. •. 
The Boston Civic Opera Company, 
which opened at the Boston Opera 
Kouse here SepL 28 for T^hat was 
scheduled to be a two weeks en- 
gagement, flivvered on Thursday of 
ast weelc when due to ffnancial 

— troubles the cfempany was unable 

o give a performance. The balance 

of the time here was cancelled. 
The company opened here after 

running two weeks in New York. 

i-'rom the first it was in bad with 
"ttendance bringing no money to 

:<peak of into the bozoffice. 

Nino Di Sulle, business manager, 

tnnounced Thursday night that the 

.-ompany had reached the end of 
ts financial resources and that the 

venture had resulted in the loss of 

something like $80,000. In New 

. Vork. Di Salle stated, the company 

ust $60,000. An arrangement was 

made by which $20,000 more was 
nised to put the company over 
>ere. But there was no support 

.rom the public. 
Di Salle said that money enough 

'lad been raised to pay the singers 
n the company but because the 
erms of the contract with the 
-hut>ert8, owners of the Boston 

Opera House, could not be met it 

.vas impossible to put on the double 

oiU arranged for Thursday. 

E. W. Fuller, local representative 
>f the Shuberts, explained that the 
erms of the contract between )the 
>p«ra company and the house own- 
rs were clear. The house had been 
ngaged for two weeks with half 

: ne contract price to be paid in 
■ dvance and the balance in two 

.nstalments. The first of the two 
nstalments was due on Thursday 

i.ut it was not paid. He also stated 

ihat even if the house had been 

'pened there probably would not 

. >ave been any performance as 

leithc-r the stage hands or the 

musicians had been paid. 
The Boston Civic Opera Company 

— was organized &s a Massachusetts 
company. Prominent among those 
interested was Mme. Clara Jacobs, 
.ormer Lawrence mill girl who first 
attracted attention as a choir slng- 
*T in one of the churches of that 
lity and was sent to Italy to study. 
Last season she wus one of the 
principals with the San Carlo 
Opera Company. 

Alberto Baccolin!, conductor of 
the company, was also one of the 
■onductors of the San Carlo com- 
i>any and. was one of Miss Jjicobs' 
len.cners In Italy. 

The Boston Opera House is dark 
and will probably stay that way 
jniil "The Miracle" takes the 
huuae over, the end of this month. 



GRAND OPERA FIASCO 

(Continued from page 14 
chorus members that were to come 
on from the Metropolitan, New 
York, and from the Chicago Opera 
all had engagements elsewhere. 

A chorus of local singers was hur- 
riedly recruited. Somehow or an- 
other the opera was sung. On the 
second night the opera was "The 
Barlier of Seville." Here a greater 
difficulty presented itself. Nina 
Morgana flatly announced at cur- 
tain time that she had not received 
her check and that unless she did, 
she would refuse to go on. Italo 
Picchi Joined Miss Morgana and 
likewise would refuse to appear. 
Finally Picchi was induced to re- 
consider and Melvina Pa^si.iore was 
rushed in at the last moment to sing 
MiMS Morgana'B part. Miss Pass- 
more was filling an engagement at 
the Madison theatre, a movie house, 
under the name of Melva Moore. 

The performance was "wretched. 
Miss Passmore was unfamiliar with 
the role. 

Saturday night affairs reached a 
climax. The opera was to be "La 
Glaconda." All day there was a 
feverish canvas of the situation to 
see if funds were forthcoming to 
pay the artists. It was estimated 
that $S,000 would be required by 
subscription, but the last minute ef- 
fort to raise this sum proved futile. 

When hundreds of ticket holders 
arrived at Orchestra Hall Saturday 
night they found the house dark and 
a crude sign in front of the lobby 
that said "No Show." The crowd 
milled about and finally it became 
necessary to summon police reserves 
to preserve order. Coupon holders 
were able to redeem their tickets 
and get their money back yesterday. 

Among the artists unpaid and who 
now threaten to bring suit against 
the management are Ludico Tom- 
archi. Merle Alcock, Mario Basiola 
and Francis Peralta. 



UTHE THEAIKES 



The Homewood Players, of Johns 
Hopkins Unlveralty. ha« announced 
its 1926-26 subscription season for 
production at It^-campus playhouse. 
The four public performance will 
be devoted to the production of four 
plays Indicative of the development 
of the English-American drama dur- 
ing 300 years, beginning with a 
Uestortatlon comedy and conclud- 
ing with a modem work. 



STOCKS 



MARY GARDEN'S 
NEW ROLE 



In Chicago Opera Based 
on "Redemption" 



Mary Garden this season will take 
on a new role for her appearances 
with the Chicago Opera. It will be 
the prima donna part In an opera 
based on Count Tolstoi's "Redemp- 
tion." It marks the first time in a 
long while Miss Garden has added 
an important part t« ber repertory. 

Two years ago she appeared in 
"Werther," an unimportant opera 
which went for several performances 
and was withdrawn. 



:flOLNAR AND LECTURES 

An unconfirmed report from 

Bu'laprst wtates that Morris Gest 

Uah engaged Ferenc Molnar, the 

_- ramoii.s dr.nmuti:it, to lecture for 

WKWttiite WT'..bi».iit -.,\injcr!oa this wintcr.i. 

Tlio ri P'irt, which comes throuRh 

a Budaijfst ne\v.«ii)uper, states that 

'Jest has Molnar under contract, 

the panie havirn- lieon m.nde ftillow- 

ng their meeting at Salzl.urg in 

Max Reinhardfs home this past 

summer. 



Will Rogers* Start 

Elmlra, N. Y., Oct. 6. 
Will Rogers opened his concert 
tour liere last week and althoush 
scheduled for a 40-miiiute nppear- 
iincc, he was rumpellcd to do one 
liour and 20 minutes. 

Appearing with Rogers were the 
DeH£4k9_ii,'.ngei:;3^ ^_ quartet v.l.o 
-tfteo scored. The outstanding event 
of the evening was Rogers' success, 
with his manaKor. Charles L. Wag- 
ner, here, anxious to see how the 
new concert Idea worked out. Busi- 
ness wa« capacity. 

The concert was given in a local 
ehurch, for which reason Rogers 
could not use his roping trick. 



HcCormack's $6,000 Offer 

John McCormack begins his 14th 
American concert tour in Philadel- 
phia Oct. 16. Following this he 
comes into New York for his first 
concert, at Carnegie Hall Oct. 25. 
The tour will close in San Fran- 
cisco March 28. On April 3, Mc- 
Cormack and his party will sail 
for a concert tour of China, Japan, 
the Strait Settlements, the Philip- 
pine and Hawaiian Islands. 

Denis F. McSweeney, manager, 
says he has been compelled to re- 
fuse 450 applications -for McCor- 
mack dates since June, that busi- 
ness being conservatively estimated 
at $250,000. 

Among the offers McSweeney 
turned down was one for 10 ap- 
p««m»j;|ia in Flormft^AikJjs j)vyg;qp, tu 
$6,000 per concert. * ' 



The Compton Community Play- 
ers will present Fred Jackson's "A 
Full House" as their second offering 
at the Pathfinder Club, Compton, 
CaL In the cast are Margaret Hous- 
ton, Will Ted Smith, M a x i n e 
Squires, Brownio Rails, Esther Hurd, 
Ronald Mason, Warren Gunsten. 
Charlene Tixler, Don C. Crystal, 
Bertha Lee Burton and Malcolm 
Barr. Sam H. Mendenhall Is pro- 
ducing the play. 



"The Broken ^anjo," by Willis 
Richardson, Washington, D. C, se- 
lected from hundreds of one-act 
plays submitted in prize competi- 
tion, was presented recently by 
amateur talent at the Renaissance 
Casino, 138th street and 7th ave., 
N. Y., and is now planned as a 
vaudeville act. 

Richardson, colored writer, will 
receive the Amy Spingarn reward. 



St. Catherine's Dramatic Club at 
Indianapolis, presented "Civil Ser- 
vice" recently. Cast: George Lanl- 
gan, Hermandine Kroger, Lucille 
Fuller, Helen Washam, Ernestine 
Doyle, Bernadette Murphy, Louis 
Roell, Leo Braum, Herman Schul- 
sky, Bernard Sheridan and Ray- 
mond Streit. 



The Players, "Ttica Little Th.atre 
group, will tackle a progran^ of four 
major productions this season. In 
addition, there will be a series of 
one-act playlet-s In compstition for 
a silver cup offered by Winthrop 
T. Scarritt Frank Stirling has been 
re-engaged to direct the productions 
of the or^inlzatlon this year. 



The Play Arts Guild of Baltimore 
has announced a partial list of its 
25-26 productions. It Includes "The 
Charles Street Follies," a revue to 
open their new theatre in Novem- 
ber; Bronson Howard's "Young 
Mrs. Winthrop"; "Lies," by Franz 
Molnar; "O. Fitzslmmons," by Ida 
Mae Waters, and "Through the Alley 
Door," by Gabrielle Rogge. 



The new Repertory theatre; Bos- 
ton, under construction there by 
the Jewett Repertory Theatre Fund, 
Inc., plans to open the middle of 
October. The opener will be 
Sheridan's "The Rivals." Francid 
Wilson is announced for the cast. 
George E. Clark will manage the 
house. 



The Buffalo (N. Y.^ Players will 
this season inaugurate a new policy 
under the direction of Jerome CoHa- 
more. Six plays never before pro- 
duced 1*111 be tried out by the or- 
ganization, each for a run of two 
weeks. 



MET'S SCALE UP 

Goes To $8.2S Top For Orchestra 
On New Season * 

The Mf-tropo'itan Opera Com- 
pany, which has for several yeai."^ 
enforced a $7.70 top. the highest 
in town, at the Metropolitan, ha.' 
raised their scale to $8.25. or minu.s 
the :ax. from $7 to $7.50. The raise, 
although no direct reason is £lven, 
wa.s made to provide funds for the 
Intr.durtion of several costly nov- 
elties on this season's program. 

By su'osrriptjon, tho raise Uike.^ 
the price of seats from $7.15 to 
$7.70. 

Not only does this price boos' 
j«trike the orchestra, but extend<< 
to the dress circle, where the seal" 
is ;if(ed from $4.40 to $4.95. 

Tie Chicago Opera runs on n 
$5.50. top. while the San CarloK 
plays In New York' at $S.30. 



Donald McDonald, New York pro- 
ducer, has been selected to direct 
the "Follies," which the local chap- 
ter of the Junior League will give 
Nov. 23-25. 

"Fata Morgana" will succeed 
"Welded," the current attraction at 
the Potboilers Art Theatre, Los 
Angeles. Sigurd Russel will pro- 
duce tho play. 



The Moroni Olsen Players have 
been dated for two appearances in 
Spokane tM% ,Wiftl,eje i^M Diajpa 
League. t^^ <v 



George Somnes continues as di- 
rector of the Little Theatre Society 
of Indiana at Indlnn.apoll.s this sea- 
son. "Minick" is the first produc- 
tion of the year. 



Pasadena Community Theatre of 
Pa.sadena, Cal., bepan Its fall 
season Oct. 1 by presentlns "The 
Show Shop," by James Forbes. The 
play •will have 11 performances. 



The Little Theatre Society of In- 
diana Is to build Its own theatre at 
19th and Alabama street.s, Indian- 
apolis. Col. John B. Reynolds is 
president of the I. T. S. 



The rlCT^ewood Playshop of John<i 
Hopkins Unlveralty, Baltimore, have 
an ambitious anv Interesting pro- 
gram for its new seasoi:. A pros- 
pectus outlines a series <f four pro- 
ductions tracing the development of 
the EiHglish - American drama 
through the past 100 yecM-s. 



The Modem Players, Providence, 
dramatle stock, having scored big 

In their production of "Irene," will 
essay other musical comedies dur- 
ing the season. The next song- 
and-step offering will be "The 
Gingham Girl" next week. Provi- 
dence girls were trained for 
"Irene'' by Billy Lynn, comedy 
man of the company and also a 
professional singer. Marlon Grant, 
leading woman, appeared to excel- 
lent advantage in her songs. Tho 
company had deirorstrated Its ver- 
satility by preceding "Irene" with 
"The Last Warning" and following 
wjlh "Lightnln"' and "Kiki." A 
season of about 30 weeks Is 
planned, if the support holds out 
as well as it has thus far. 



Miles All-star Players open In the 
Ferry Field Theatre. Detroit. Oct. 
12, with C. H. Miles behind the 
project. The opener will be "Rose 
Briar." The leads are Eveta Nud- 
son and Robert Brister, other play- 
ers, are Teresa Guerlna, Eugene 
Hood, Francis Works, Geraldine 
Browning. Edwin Evans, Edmund 
Dalby, Walter Cartwrlght and 
Frank Collettl. 

This makes three permanent 
stocks In Detroit, the other two be- 
ing the Jessie Bonstelle and Wood- 
ward Players. 



The Moroni Olsen stock was so 
successful In Salt Lake City last 
season, the Business and Profes- 
sional 'Somen's Club will sponsor 
the players .gain this season. A 
series of three plays will be given 
at various dates this winter. 



DISMISS RENDELL'S CLAIM 



Arbitrstion Decision Rejects Actor's 
Rehearsal Sslary Pies 



The claim of Robert Rendell that 
he had rehea'rsed nine days with 
"The Pelican" and was entitled to 
two weeks' salary was disallowed 
by an arbitration decision filed with 
Equity last week. 

After the English attraction 
opened In Atlantic City, Rendell 
was sent there by the A. H. Woods 
ofllce. He read a part in the pres- 
ence of Margaret Lawrence. Later, 
in New York, Rendell was called 
to rehearse one day but was not 
engaged. The actor contended that 
the reading of the part constituted 
a rehearsal and since more than 
the seven day probationary period 
elapsed before fi* was again called, 
the interim should be regarded as 
a rehearsal period. 



KRAMER STOCK STRANDS 

Troupe Wilts at Wilmington, 8. C. — 
Matter Reported to Equity 

The Charles Kramer stock com- 
pany stranded at Wilmington, S. C, 
last Saturday. The- matter was re- 
ported to Equity, but the identity 
of the players or tho whereabouts 
of the manager were unknown. 

Kramer is a well-known stock 
manager in that section of the 
south and has operated successfully 
for a number of years. 



WAUKEGAN, ILL., PAYING 99c. 

Chicago. Oct. I. 

Horace Sistare sljiA, ^enfy. . G. 

Clarke have succeeded In res(*ulng 
Waukegan, 111., from the theatrical 
doldrums. For years the Majestic 
Theatre in that town hjis been dark 
except for an occasional week-end 
vaudeville bill. 

Sistare and Clarke had the hardi- 
hood to opi'ii a stock company there 
21 weeks ago. By careful nursing 
they have not only built up a solid 
trade but have boosted the gate to 
99 cents. 



MOROSCO PLAYERS 

("THE SPIDER") 

Bronx, N, Y., Oct. 6. 

It Is reported this piece, bv K(J. 
mund Francis Hackett, opened on 
the road at about the time "The 
Cat and the Canary," "The Ixist 
Warning" and the other of the mys- 
tery plays were having their vogue 
on B»-oadway. It never reached 
Broadway, however, and the possi- 
bilities are that this performance 
at the Willis Theatre is the nearest 
It win ever get to that street. 

"The Spider" Is medium stoclt 
fare and doesn't compare to any of 
the mystery plays that have reach- 
ed Broadway. As a change in the 
ordinary run of stock bills it should 
fit in nicely and in spite of a some- 
what ragged performance at the 
Willis, due to a new stage crew, It 
met with some favor after four 
weeks of as many comedy plays. 

The story is the usual mystery 
play tale with the murdered Indiv- 
idual In this case a man-about- 
town who, because of his philan- 
derlngs with women. Is called by 
his victims a spider. 

The events leading up lo the 
tragedy are told by cut-batks, a la 
"On Trial," and is done well enough. 

It Is the expose, however, that is 
weak, there being a strong anti- 
climax that all but robbed the tin- 
ish of its punch. 

It looked, of course, a.s if every 
one had killed the spider and t^e 
weak finish revealed his death as 
of heart failiu-e, although it had 
been repeatedly told earlier in the 
action that he had hit his head on 
the andirons of the fireplace when 
he had fallen. The audience didn't 
take kindly to the heart-failure ver- 
dict at all. 

What faults the play lacked were 
made up by the excellent acting of 
the company. Morosco certainly 
has a sterling group at the Willis 
and they all did well by the offer- 
ing. 

Rupert I.<aBeIle was the spider 
and Kenneth Burton a detective. 
Marlon Vantyne, Jack Squire and 
Ruth Easton were the other prin- 
cipals. 



' MANNA 

Buftulo, 8«[K. 23. 
Naw drama by Olsa Prlntxlaa. Produced 
by BufTalo Playem under direction ol 
Jerome Collamore at the Playhouse Sept. 21. 



TRIANGLE THEATRE'S FIRST 

"The Good Hope," by Herman 
Heljerman. will be the opening bill 
of the new .season at the Triangle. 
Greenwich VillaKe. It goes into re- 
hearsal this week and opens .at the 
bandbox playhouse the latter part 
of the month. 

Katherine KIrkwood, director of 
the Triangle, will readjust this sea- 
son's program and limit each pro- 
duction to a four week's run with 
any bill showing sufficient strength 
being moved uptown. * 



"Manna" is subtitled "A Play of 
Love and Faith." More accurately it 
may be described as a scenario- 
writer's idea of a play of love and 
faith. It illustrates as vividly as 
anything seen hereabouts in seasons 
the yawning gulf between the screen 
and stage, which has so frequently 
spelled the dramatic downfall for 
aspiring purveyors to the silver 
sheet. Miss Printzlau has had sin- 
gular success as a scenarist. Intel- 
lectually (and physically by the way) _ 
she is attractive not to say clever. 
She is reported to have two plays 
readying for Broadway — "Window 
Panes" by Martin Beck and "The 
Sting" by A. H. Woods. 

"Manna" tells the story of a ' 
crippled doughboy who throws 
scraps of paper upon which are In- 
scribed biblical verses out a hospital 
window. These are the manna which 
fall Into the hands of thieves, prosti- 
tutes and ne'er-do-wells and 
straightway work their mental, 
physical and financial salv. tlon. 
There Is, of course, a stressing of 
the religious angle In an effort to 
Justify the innate vulgarity of many 
of the scenes. But the sins literally 
committed in jLhe name of Christ 
hardly Justify the employment. The 
play Is frequently both Innane and 
profane. Even so, the delineation 
of the Nazarene In the flesh is so 
Incredibly in bad taste that its pres- 
entation is amazing. 

Technically, the play is cumber- 
some and faulty. In theme, it is dis- 
jointed and stoggy, while Its char- 
acteriz.'itlon Is grossly overdrawn 
and distorted. Its people are vil- 
lains and heroes of the ^jacturs .,^' 
screen, pos.st^.sing few of tlie attri- 
butes of human beings. The same 
Is true of the story. As u produc- 
tiOn, the offering shows ilotable 
strides, particularly on tho acting 
end. There is a cast of 30 wltli some 
of the principals di.<?p!aying unus^ual 
talent. The ensembles are excellent, 
but there is ruuiii for Improviinent 
In the lighting. 

"Afanna" may b^ described as an 
"ain't-donc-riRht-by-our-Xeir' sort 
of drama. It's one of those things 
In which nt least half n do7.cn ciiar- 
ncters at the height of their ( mo- _ 
tlon moan "Oh, my God." In /i word 
and as a pinv, "Manna ' 1?= i>lrd seed. 

Iturton. 



"APPEARANCES" DUE OCT. 13 

"Appearances," Gailaiid Ander- 
son's play, with a mixed cast, is to' 
have its New York pre'uloic next 
Tuesday in tho Frolic theatre atop 
the New Amsterdam. 

Since Its road dates, two ch inges 
have been ni^de. E.'waul K<nne 
and Wilton Luckaye Jr. beint' en- 
cased. 



Wednesday October t, 1929 



LEGITIMATE 



VARIETV 



2t 



LEASED TERRITORY 
MUST BE SPECinC 



In ceding foreign • langruage 
rights to draini^ic or other 
productions, manaRera and 
producers are warned by coun- 
sel to speciflcaily state the 
territory leased out. The 

"Rain" controversy whereby 
Sam Harris lost his injunctive 
plea to restrain Marie Bazzi's 
Italian production of "Rain" 
at the Manhattan opera house. 
New York, because of a tech- 
nicality brought this to atten- 
tion. Justice Wasservogel in- 
terpreted Harris' contract with 
Mme. Bazzi as not restricting 
the (talian version to Italy as 
was intended. Thus, hereafter, 
Harris' lawyers state that man- 
agers should caution their at- 
torneys to distinctly limit a 
German production to Ger- 
many if isuch is intended, or a 
French version to France, else 
nothing can prevent somebody 
sponsoring a foreign language 
translation In a theatre across 
the street from^ the original. 
In the "Rain" Instance, Jeanne 
EJagels played in Brooklyn, 
New Yoric, the same time Mme. 
Bazzi opened at the Manhattan 
Opera House. 

Mme. Bazzi leaves for Italy 
in January to present "White 
Cargo." "East of Suez" and 
other productions abroad, she 
already having secured the 
rights for and produced pre- 
viously "Annie Christie," "Fata 
Morgana," "Knter Madame" 
among other American suc- 
cesses. 



Hearst's 3d for Zieggy 

The strengthening of the align- 
ment between W. R. Hearst and 
Flo Zlegfeld was indicated by the 
filing of plans for a $3,000,000 thea- 
tre project to be built on the west 
aide of 8th avenue, between 56th 
and 67th streets. It Vs the third 
house of Hearst ownership which 
will be operated by Ziegfeld, at 
present occupying Ziegfeld's Cos- 
mopolitan at Columbus circle. 
Work has already been started on a 
new house for Ziegfeld at 54th 
street and 6th avenue, with that 
Ziegfeld theatre Jointly owned by 
Hearst and Arthur Brisbane. 

Although Hearst appears In- 
terested oaly in the realty side of 
the theatre, Ziegfeld Is named with 
Hearst in the 8th avenue theatre. 
The site Is an undeveloped parcel, 
used for tennis courts and outdoor 
picture shows. The property was 
jecured by Hearst about a year ago 
and made part of the publisher's 
extensive holdings In the Columbus 
circle soctlon. 



Russell Mack Negotiating 
For Mabel Normand Flop 

Russell Mack is negotiating with 
A. H. Woods to take over the pro- 
duction of "The Littre Mouse" tried 
out as a legit vehicle for Mabel 
Normand, picture star, and which 
closed two weeks ago. 
^If the deal goes through Mack 
HllUard will be associated with Mack 
In the production with Mack using 
the piece as a starring veiilcle for 
himself and substituting another 
femine name for the Normand role. 

The recent "flop" of "The Little 
Mouse" was the fourth effort of the 
Woods office In the past two seasons 
Jo put the piece over. It was writ- 
ten originally as a farce and cap- 
tioned "Lonely Wives. " Later is 
*••*• set to music and renamed 
Naughty Dianna" with Charles 
«uggie3 featured and which made 
two unsuccessful attempts to get 
over. Recently it was rewritten into 
th o ^^'^ ^'"' Normand and with 
«ie Rufjgiea role played this time by 
Russell Mack. 

Mack and Hilllard sponsored "The 

I* our Fl usher" In which Mack 

starred last .season after withdraw- 

|ng from Lyle Andrews mu.tlcal. 

My Girl." 



Gives Actors a Show 

..Jj"""""'" McComas, featured in 
Tho Xcw Gallantry" when it 
opened at the Cort. New York two 
Weeks ago, Is now operating the 
■now. it having been given to the 
Players by John Cort. 

The comedy moved to the Bel- 
p>ont Monday for two weeks, and 
businoHH there will decide its con- 
tinuance. Cort haa relinquished all 
'ntert'st. 



LITTLE THEATRE TRYOUT 

Fr»d McKay Arranging Province- 
town, Mass., for Shows. 



A plan has been perfected by 
Frederic McKay, of the Frohman 
company, and also business man- 
ager and treasurer of the Wharf 
Players at Provlncetown, Mass., 
whereby this little theatre will be- 
come a tryout stand next summer. 

McKay, himself a producer at one 
time and well known throughout 
the biisineKs, has long been a sum- 
mer resident of Provlncetown. an 
artists' colony. The Wharf The- 
atre is built on a small pier over 
the ocean and was the place where 
Eugene O'Neill's first plays were 
produced. McKay's plan, which has 
been definitely okchcd by two pro- 
ducing firms, is to have those firms 
send their own principals to Prov- 
lncetown to try out pieces and 
to have tho casts supplemented by 
local talent. Tho visiting players 
will live In apartments over the 
theatre proper. 

One thing about Provlncetown Is 
that union labor has not yot been 
introduced and that instead of stage- 
hands, fishermen are used to shift 
the scenery at $1 per night. 



Ada Mae Replacing Her 
Pupil Louise Brown 

Ada Mae (Weeks) will join "Cap- 
tain Jinks" and will be starred. 
She will replace Louise Brown, who 
at present is featured with Joe E. 
Brown and J. Harold Murray. The 
latter two will continue as features. 

Miss Weeks and Miss Drown are 
close friends. The former coached 
Miss Brown during the "Jinks " re- 
hearsals and went to Philadelphia 
to further aid while the show 
was there. It is understood Schwab 
and Mandel who produced the show 
had considerable difficulty in per- 
suading Miss Weeks to accept the 
role, which came only after Miss 
Brown consented to the replace- 
ment. An extensive advertising 
campaign will attend Miss Weeks' 
appearance in "Jinks." 



29 Hours Consumed by 
Jewett-Arlington Debate 

Boston, Oct. 6. 

The long standing claims of the 
Arlington stock players against 
Henry Jewett were arbhrated last 
week, the hearing being conducted 
before James Vehey, the sole judge. 
It was planned to have an arbitra- 
tion board of three but when 
Equity invlt d Fred Dempscy of 
the stage hands union to act for the 
players, the latter objected claim- 
ing Dempscy was friendly with the 
managers. That allegation was re- 
garded as unfair because of Demp- 
sey's known loyalty to Equity. 

About a year ago Jewett's com- 
pany, at the Arlington, came a 
financi.al cropper and Jewett asked 
the players to continue co-opera- 
tive but they walked out instead 
and claimed two weeks salary. 
After considerable wrangling Jew- 
ett consented to arbitrate. The 
testimony, taken at various times 
last week, consumed 29 hours. 

Personal antagonism between 
Jewelt and E. E. Clive, the latter 
representing the Arlington players, 
entered the argument from the 
start. The players are English 
actors, Jewett being an American. 
Sincei the claims were filed, the 
Arlington groupe has conducted 
the Boston stock with some success. 

Some time ago the Arlington 
players protested that Jewett be 
recognized in the matter of the 
new Municipal Repertory which will 
open In its own new theatre in 
Boston next month. The new pro- 
ject is thb first civic venture of the 
kind. The operilh'g attraction will 
probably sfee Francis Wilson starred 
in "The Rivals." 



"NANETTE'S" OVERHEAD 



Sharing Terms and Salary List 
Eating Up Profits of London Unit 



London, Oct. S. 

Despite the enormous success 
registered ly "No, No, Nanette" at 
the I'aUice, there is apparently little 
profit to be divided among the 
stockholders, as was predicted be- 
fore the piece opened here. 

The combination of rent.il and 
sharing t<'rms with the house, 
coujiled with the expensive cast and 
production, has left comparatively 
little. Nor coee the management 
.anticipate any huge dividends in 
the immediate future. According to 
one report, one of the Investors en- 
deavored recently to realize on his 
stock at par and found no Lakers. 



Working for Brooklyn 

Over in the baby borough 
Louis F. Werba is heavily 
playing a newtflogun, "Brook- 
lyn Before Broadway." 

Mr. Werba Is trying to make 
the slogan go double, to ac- 
quaint Brooklynites with the 
fact that his Werba's Brooklyn 
theatre receives break- ins be- 
fore they reacn the main stem 
Also, that like Newark, It's just 
as well if the natives will stick 
around until the hit* leave 
Broadway for the sticks, mak- 
ing Brooklyn the first and 
cheapest jump. 



AUTHOR'S NEW MUSICAL 



"Cradle Snatchers" Author* Doii^g 
Book for Charlotte Greenwood 



Russell Medcraft and Norma 

Mitchell, authors of "The Cradle 
Snatchers,' ' have been commis- 
sioned to provide the book and 
lyrics of a new musical intended 
as a starring vehicle for Charlotte 
Greenwood to be sponsored by Sam 
H. Harris. 

Miss Greenwood Is on an Orpheum 
tour pending completion of the piece. 
The composer has not been decided 
upon. 



NEW "FLYINa HOHEYMOON" 

"The P I y 1 ij g Honeymoon," a 
musical comedy controlled by Isa- 
dore Wit mark, may be added to this 
fall's productions. 

The book is being rewritten by 
Grant Stewart who is also revamp- 
ing the lyrics. 



"Namiko San," New, 

For Chicago Opera 

The Chicago Opera this season 
will present three new operas In 
English — with three new operas 
a big order for any opera troupe in 
one year. 

"Namiko San" Is the name of the 
newest of the three, while the 
others, previously announced, are "A 
Light From, St. Agnes" and "The 
Witch of Salem." 

This latest Ts regarded as being 
of much musical importance and 
for its presentation Mme. Tamakai 

Miura, the Japanese sonzbird, will 
rejoin the Chicago organlz.ation 
after several seasons with the S.an 
Carlo singing solely in "Madame 
Butterfly." Ald.'i Franchctti wrote 
both the score and libretto of 
"Namiko San" and drew his plot 
from an old Japanese legend. 

Franchetti was one time coach 
and accompani.st for Aloss-indro 
Bond when Oscar Hamniersteln's 
career was at its height, In New 
York, and he is now m*. sical di- 
rector for a touring opera company. 
Moreover, he i.t the conipob<-r of 
kwo other operas which have re- 
ceived prize awards abroad. 



No. 2 "Merry Merry" 

A No. 2 "Merry Merry" may be 
sent out by New Year's to cover the 
big cities before the music of the 
Vanderbilt theatre. New York, hit 
has grown too common throughout 
the land. 

It's the first time the Andrews- 
Thompson-Archer combination has 
thought of roadshowlng their musi- 
cals before the Broadway run is 



TREATED THE FAMEY 



A playwright known to •■ 
Broadway recently had his ; 
play produced by one of the \ 
more important manugoi-s. 
The author was instructed to j 
go to the Windy City at the ; 
manager's expense, as la the 
custom, supervise the opening 
and make whatever changes 
were deenica advisable after 
the first night. He was di- 
rected to stay there as long 
as he thought necessary and 
then to pr(>sent an Itemized 
account of his expenditure. 

After a fortnight the author 
returned to Broadway and In- 
formed ihe producer his ex- 
penses had totaled $1,600. The 
latter, whose temperament Is 
known to be rather unusual, 
anyway, demanded an explan- 
ation. He was politely in- 
formed that tho author had 
taken his wife, three children 
and a governess to Chicago 
with him and the expense ac- 
count represented the total re- 
sult of an enjoyal)le two weeks 
for the entire family. 

To make ^t worse the show 
was a nop In Chicago and In 
New York where It opened 
shortly after. 



"Runaway Princess" in October 
"The Runaway Princess." a Hun- 
garian operetta by Ferencz Marrr. 
and Elbert Szlrmal adapted by Isa- 
bel Lelghton, has been secured foi 
production by George Chooa. 

The piece will be produced In Oc- 



tober. 



PLAYERS IN THE LEGITIMATE 



BLANCHE BATES 

Uuiasemciit, ODTHRIB McCUNTIC 
NEW TOBK CITT 



JOHN BYAM 

"MT OIBI.," 48th Week 

Court 8q. Thektrc. SprtnafloM, Mu*. 

MaiUiseincint. LTLK ANDBBWB 

JOHN BOUS 

"Mercenary Mary^ 
Victory, Oayton 



REXCHERRYMAN 

Management, TOM WILKES 



Edward Everett Horton 

NOW— LIMITED ENGAGEMENT 

MAJESTIC, LOS ANGELES 

PRESENT RELEASE "BEGGAR 

ON HORSEBACK"— LA8KY 

COMING RELEASE "LA 

BOHEME"— M-G-M 

HILDA FERGUSON 

ZIEGFELD "FOLLIES" 

Colonial, Boston 



EDNA 
COVEY 

With Leon Errol in 

''Louie the 14th" 
Cosmopolitaiit New York 



SAMHEARN 

"ICKBCENART HART" 

Victory, Dayton 



HARRY G. KEENAN 

"MT aiBL"-^Dtr«rtloa. 1.j\» D. Andrew* 
Court 8q. Th«a(n>, Sprlnafleld, 



FULLER MELLISH, Jr. 

Orlirlnal "Corporml Klper" 

"WHAT PRICE GLORY" 

Brandeia, Omaha 



BETTY BYRON 

A8 "I.ADI JANK" 
"BOSR-MABIE" Jafforson. St. lioolx 

JAMES C CARROLL 

THB SKIPPEB WItli I/oon Oordoa 
"WHITE CARGO" 



JAMES A. DEVINE 

%A Ytmr Oriclnal "Heraoaot FeraMoa" 

"WHAT PRICE GLORY" 

Brandeia, Omaha 



GAVIN GORDON 

LEADS— MOROSCO 
LOS ANGELES 



HARRY O'NEAL 

"Mr. MuHlcHB." with 

"THE GORILLA" 
Oiford Theatre, Loadon, Bnr, 



MAX 
HOFFMAN, Jr. 

"CAPTAIN JINKS" 
Martin Beck, New York 

WILUE 
HOWARD 

"8KT HIOH" 
■" "^ '. . Q.'y "^.P Ic, C h i c a o^- *^ 'M^*** 
Prmonal DlrectionVictTCEMK HOWARD 

HARRY 
PUCK 

Leading Man and Producer of Dances 

"MERRY-MERRY" 
T»nderbilt, New Tork 



"MERRY MERRY" 

WITH 

MARIE SAXON 



MISS HOPE 
VERNON 



A FurroKK Tn 



"TELL ME MORE" 
Selwyn, Chicago. Indefinitely 



THOS. W. ROSS 

with 

"I.AFF THAT OFF" 

Fcrmoneot Addrma, Lambs Clab, 

GEORGE SWEET 

"MY GIRL" 

Court Sq. Theatre, Springfield, Maaa. 



MISS (Anine) NORTON 



PAULINE. "NO. NO, NANETTE" 

Bir.TMORB, I4>8 ANOKI.B8 
Manaaempnt E. D. HMITH 



PAUL 




"Tbe WedJIna Robk." (fr. T». n^hMmio 
HOLLVWOOn ATHLJCTIC CLUB 

HOLLYWOOD, CAL. 



CHARLOTTE TREADWAY 

lieod»— Momopo ThMUro 
LOH ANtiRLKH 



DALE WINTER 

ALCAZAR, SAN FRANCISCO 



NANCY 
WELFORD 

"NO, NO, NANETTE" 

Pacific Coaat 
Biltmora, Loa Angelea 



ALFRED H. WHITE 

Lnkdinic C'oni«dl*n 

"ABIE'S IRISH ROSE" 

Republic, N. Y. 

Kaaacemeat. ANMB NICHOU 



LOU 

HOLTZ 

In 

"TELL ME MORE" 

Selwyn, Chicago, Indefinitely 



DOROTHY 
KNAPP 

ZIEGFELD "FOLLIES" 
Colonial, Boirton 



EDNA 

LEEDOM 

Tremendous Hit Singlngr 
"Tondeleyo" 

ZieOF^O "FOdtlES" 
Colonial, Boston 



What London Said of 

MIRA NIRSKA 

aa WANOA in "ROSE-MARIE" 
at ORURY LANE 

"Rut the hit of the evoninff la«t 
night waa scored by Mira Nirska aa 
a squaw." 

—"WESTMINSTER GAZETTE." 



CLARENCE NORDSTROM 

"ZIF.GFELD FOLLIB8" 
I'olonlal. Itootoa 



BILLY 
TAYLOR 

JUVENILE 
Care EQUITY, New York 



26 



VARIETY 



LEGITIMATE 



Wednesday, October 7, 1025 



SHOWS IN N. Y. AND COMMENT 



Figures Mtimated and commant point to tom% attractions being 
•uccataful, whil* tha •am* gross accredited to others might suggest 
mediocrity or lots The variance is explained in the difference ir 
house capacities, with the /arymg overhead Also the sise of east. 
with oonseauert difference in necessary gross for profit Var'anec 
in business necessary for inusical attraction as against dramatic 
play IS also oo.'^sidered 



HARRY CORT'S VERDICT 



"Abie's Irish Rose," }{ei)ul>lio (ITTih 
>vofl\> Last woi'k's li-aile .saw 
«ontiiiiiai ion of excfllcnt iriiile for 
f.ivoiPil attractioii.s thrnuglt List 
vet-k's crop «liil not produce fur- 
ther .snuishes; "AMo" h"Ms to 
it'.Tl hu.siness despite new crop; 
$11.', 000 oi- more. 

"Accused," Helasco (2nii week. 
Uel.i.sco production of l^rleux 
drama adapted by (ieorjje Middle- 
ton drew mixed comment as ex- 
pected, bxit capacity bu.sinoss re- 
ported at suhseijuent nipht per- 
forpi.nnces: bettered $13,000 in 
Seven times; acency call good. 

"A Holy Terror," Cohan iia 
week). Reported sure thing out 
of town hut fell down after pre- 
nlere with little demind In agen- 
cies and Initial week mediocre; 
JT.OOO. 

"American Boro," Hudson tlst 
week). Oeorge M. Cohan vrote 
and starring In latest production. 
Opened Monday; rated laugh play. 

''Applesauce," Amh.-issador <2nd 
week). Made run in Chicago last 
ei>ason; start here wis mild, 
• claimed to have been so early In 

Loop engagement; little in agen- 
cies; first week $8..'J00 claimed. 

"Arms and the Man," Guild 4th 
week). Theatre CJulld started 
"(ilass Slipper" In association with 
Gilbert Miller; when ready Shaw 
revival will probably be moved 

, elsewhere; |15,000, capacity at 
scale. 

•Artists and Models," Winter Gar- 
den (16th week). New musical 
8ucce.<48es have ..lade little differ- 
ence In enormous business this 
revue has commanded rl^ht along; 
averaging $38,000 weekly. 

"Big Boy," 44th Street (15th week). 

Another Shubert big money show; 

Al Jolson commands fine draw and 

_,■ may continue through se.ason; 

$.31,000. 

"Butter and Egg Man," Longacre 
(.Ird week), llesl call in agencies 
resulted In nightly trade going to 
$2,000 clasx; second week ap- 
proache $13,500; big at $2.75 top; 
indicate.^ comedy's good chances." 

"Canary Dutch," Lyceum (5th week) 
Klnal week; management expected 
"WlUard Mack play to strengthen 
but appeared slotted at between 
$7,000 and $8,000; "The Grand 
Dutchess and the Walter" follows 
next week; "Naughty Cinderella" 
to be kept out of town for time. 

*Captain Jinks," Martin Bed: (5th 
week). Business bettered last 
week approximately $1,500 and 
g;ros8 hit around $17,500; Adr. Mae 
■" Weeks to be added as star; rather 

Rood call In agencies. 

"Caught," 39th Street (1st week). 

Drama pr/)duced by Gustav Blum; 

Writing (JT Kate McLatirln; opene»} 
Monday. 

■Courting," 49th Street (4th week). 
Mild business for Imported .Scotch 
comedy and cast; averaging $5,000 
weekly which may furnish profit 
as show Inexpensive to operate. 

"Cradle Snatchers," Music Box (alh 
week). Ijook.s good for season 
Judging from dem.ind; $19,500 last 
week, Saturday matinee going 
above $2,000. 

"Dearest Enemy," Knickerbocker 
(4th week). I'retty operetta of 
American make getting clafs 
tiiide; liusiness principally on 
lower floor Indicating limited 
draw; takings around 413,000 not 
profitable. ' 

"Desire Under the Elms," Daly's 
«3rd Street 1 48th week). Plans for 
Well into new season ch.anged and 
will be sent to road after another 
week; "Koshep Kitty Kelly" will 
■he brought back and resumed in 
tnls house. 

"Et'oar Allan Poe," Liberty (1st 
week). I'rouction by Tom Dono- 
van with James Kirk wood and 
l.ila Lee starred in i'atherine 
ClilHliolm Cusliing's play; well le- 
.\~j< J*, .f"";'^'^'' '^^'t o^ town; Ol)ei)ed M<>n- 

"Garrick Gaieties." Garrick (18tl) 
week). Api)ear8 to have enough 
draw to keep running until 
ThJliiksglvliig whl h ni.iiiagemeiit 
aims for; $7,000 which is goi I in 
this liouse at $2.75 lop. 
"Gay Paree," Shiil>ert iSth week). 
Kigures to run tintll holidays or 
longer; always has been big on 
lower floor; $24,000 weekly r.aii'd 
good money pace. 
*Hamlet," Hampden (1st week). 
Walter Hainp(l<n ojiens his sea- 
son Saturday witb Kthel Barry- 
more co-ntar^ed; house formerly 
the Colonial. 
"Hay F*v«r," Maxine Kllloft's (tst 
week). One of two Knglish at- 
Irictlon.s bowing In this week 
amid b.-iker'fl dozen of new ones; 
several tillpH used at try-oiit. but 
original lahel jiUckSI in by .Noel 
Coward; openetl Monday. 
V "fe Zat So?" Chaiiln'R 4Hfh St. (list 
"' week). Beported moving to an- 
other house, but management 
' rialms indefinite eontiiiiiance 
li«re; business between $13,000 
••ind $14,000 of late. 
"Jare— Our Stranger," Cort (l.Mt 



week). Brodnc-ed by Herman 
Gantvoort; written by Mary Bor- 
den -titled lOnirllsh woman; opens 
to-morrow (Thursday), unless 
court proceedings Interfere. 

"June Days," Central (lOth week) 
.Another week to go; musical 
version of "Charm School"; 
could not stack up against strong 
Held; $9,000. 

"Louie the 14th," Cosmopolitan 
(32d week). Jump***! 'o »'eal trade 
starting two weeks ago, grosses 
i;olng to $26,000 or mote; excellent 
for this time of run; capacity Is 
about $33,000. 

"Merry, Merry," Vanderbllt (3d 
week). Broken? report lively de- 
mand with Indications of run; 
business last week over $11,000, 
regarded very good for $3.30 toj 
musical; bettered "Irene's" Sat- 
urday night record. 

"No, No, Nanette," Globe (4th 
week). Rates with best draws on 
list and getting all money possi- 
ble at scale of $4.40 top; nearly 
$32,000; regarded sniiish. 

"Oh, Mamal" Playhou.se (8th 
week). One week more; average 
$8,000 weekly; not profitable for 
attraction; followed Oct. 19 by 
'Lucky Dan McKarver." 

"Rose- Marie," Imperial (58th week). 
Arthur Hammersteln sllU piling 
up abnormal profits with holdover 
operetta smash; averaged $25,000 
during summer and now going at 
$30,009 clip. 

"Scandals," Apollo (16th week). 
Billed for Chicago Oct. 18 but 
time reported set back because of 
improved pace that accomiianied 
new season; estimated at $25,000. 

"Stolen F.uit," Bltinge (lat week). 
H. W. Savage and A. H. Woods 
production; by Dario Nicodeml; 
tried out as "The School Mls- 
tresw," also "Seeking"; strong 
cast; opens to-night (Wed.). 

"Student Prince," Jolson's (45th 
week). Certainly sure of year's 
run despite out of town compa- 
nies and may last beyond first of 
year; making plenty at $23,000 
weekly. 

"Sunny," New Amsterdam (3rd 
week). Broadway's new money 
leader; has drawn capacity and 
standee business all performances 
with second week's gross quoted 
$43,200. 

"The Bridge of Distances," Moros- 
co (2nd week). Final week; fig- 
ured having no chance and ac- 
cepted proffer of Rosalie Stewart 
to take over balance of guarantee 
period with "Craig's Wife," due 
next week. "Bridge" under 
$4,000. 

"The Buccaneer," Plymouth (2nd 
week). Ojiened Oct. 2 with critics 
unimpressed; final scene regarded 
as unnecessary and apparently 
hurt show's chances; however, 
beat $1,700 -second night. 

*ihe Call of Life," Comedy (1st 
week). The Actors Theatre (for- 
merly Kquky Players) open third 
production season ■ Oct. 2 with 
"The Call of Life," adapted by 
Dorothy Donnelly from Arthur 
.Schnitzlpr's original. 

"The Crooktd Friday," Bijou (1st 
week). Kngllsh drama presented 
by the Shuberts and B. A. Meyer 
with Mary Glynne and Dennis 
Nellson-Terry heading Kngllsh 
cast; opens to-morrow fThurs- 
day). 

"The Fall of Eve," Btwjth (6th week) 
Final week; started moderately 
and failed to climb to profitable 
proportions; "The T>oad of Mis- 
chief" (new title), English play 
starring Ruth Chatterton. follows. 

"The Family Upstairs," Little (8th 
week). Mo\ed here from Gaiety 
Monday and will remain in town 
another week, then going to Chi- 
cago; business around $7,000, or 
little more; p»o41table for show 
but hardly strong enough for run. 

•The Gorilla," .Selwyn (24th week). 
CllmbQd''last week almost nightly 
with takings being bettered about 
11,500 and gross approximated 
$12,500. 

"The Green Hat," Broadhurst (4th 
vv(ek). A. H. Woods has sweet 
ihlng in this drama, away in lead 
of divison, with gross last week 
over $26.30«. believed a dramatic 
record; big prices In agencies. 
'"The ^»zx Singer," Fulton <4th 
week). Not matinee card, hut 
nightly l)usiness excellent; dra\T 
mostly Jewish trade; ]^ce climbed 
.igaiii last week: over $12,000. 

"The Kiss in a Taxi," Bits (7th 
week). While not exceptional 
French farce has been making 
(noiiey; around $9,000. 

"The New Gallantry," lielmont (3d 
week^. ."^iipposed to iiave stopped 
Saturday, but new nuinageinent 
took over sliow and moved from 
Cort Monday; Belmont arrange- 
■ ment for this week only, house 
♦felting ''Lovelv Ijndy" next week 

"The Poor Nut," 48th Street .24th. 
Week). Started moderafely Uist 
week, hut sioadlly cIIni^)od to ca 



Motion Made to Set It Aside 
Appeal Certain. 



Smart lawyering gave Harry Cort 
a lucky "break" in his suit against 
Kly Stroock (Brooks-Mahieu, cos- 
turners), when Cort was awrarded 
a verdict for $7,650 in the New York 
Supreme Court The circumstances, 
however, did not come under the 
legal statute upon which Cort won 
Ills court victory. 

Tiie litigation dates back to Cort's 
production of Frank Fay's "Fables" 
in 1922 T7hen he bought some 
$12,000 in costumes from Stroock. 
paying |1,000 on account and as- 
signing his Interests in the 63d 
Street theatre, and "Shuffle Along" 
as security. 

The "Fables" flopped and Cort 
turned back the costumes. Even- 
tually he was successful in getting 
customers for the same, disposing 
of some to John W(»gner of the 
old Reisenweber's; also to R. H. 
Burnside and Jacob Scholl of 
'Shuffle Along." The total sales 
thereof were about $4,500, which 
was charged off against his ac- 
count. 

Eventually, Solomon Goodman for 
Cort discovered a legal statute to 
the effect that after the seller re- 
takes any merchandise he must hold 
them for 80 days and sell them 
at public auction. Because Stroock 
sold the stuff at private sale after 
retaking it from Cort (and through 
Cort), the latter took It upon him- 
self to sue Strooctc for violating 
the law. 

As regards the assignments to 
the 63d Street theatre and the col- 
ored show, Stroock sooti learned 
that whatever interests Harry Cort 
had, had been already ceded to his 
wife, Edna. 

O'Brien, Malevinsky & Driscoll 
for Stroock have made a motion to 
set aside the verdict. Decision 
upon it has been reserved, and in 
the event of a eetback on that score, 
an appeal will be filed. 



pacity Friday and Saturday, tak- 
ings being really $12,000; new con- 
tract permits running through 
new season. 

"The Pelican," Times Square (3d 
week). Cast change provided more 
satisfactory i>erformance; pace 
second week better at about $10,- 
600; still not what was expected 
of English drama. 

"The Tale of the Wolf," Empire (let 
week).^ Opens tonight (Wednes- 
day) nnder direction of Charles 
Frobman, Inc.; is Molnar's "The 
Phantom Rival," presented here 
decade ago; cast has Wallace Ed- 
dlnger, Roland Young and Phyl- 
lis Povah. 

"The Vagabond King," Casino (3d 
week). Much expected of lively 
operetta, which came as sort of 
surprise musical; strong business. 

"The Vortex," Henry Miller (4th 
week). English drama sensa- 
tional draw; not only dependent 
on highly dramatic third act; tak- 
ings t>f over $16,000 means ca- 
pacity. 

"These Charming People," Gaiety 
(1st week), Michael Arlen, whose 
"The Green Hat" leads all non- 
muslcals, credited with another 
success; drew exceptional busi- 
ness out of town, where it was 
paced at $19,300; produced by 
Charles Dillingham with A. H. 
Woods Interested; opened last 
night 

"They Knew What They Wanted," 
Klaw (46th week). Appears to be 
getting'enough at $8,000 weekly to 
continue profitably through fall; 
Theatre Guild, how^ever, must find 
new berth for "Arms and the 
Man." 

"When You Smile," National (l.st 
week), .^ames P. Beury, Phila- 
delphia manager who scored last 
year with 'TU Say She Is," offer- 
ing this musical, which ran 
through summer at Waltiut, 
PhiU.: opened Monday. 

"Whit* Cargo," Wallack's (101st 
week). Going along at rather 
even pace of between $6,500 and 
$7,000; all right for attraction of 
kind; bigger money show prob- 
ably needed to take care of house 
end, however. 

"White Collars," Sam H. Harris 
(33d week). Final week; going 
on tour with Chicago fir.it .stand; 
Anne Nichols follows with "Puppy 
Love" next week. 

"Vanities," E^arl Carroll (14th week). 
Business took healthy jump last 
month and attraction reported 
turning neat weekly profit at over 
$20,000. 

Outside Times Sq. — Little Theatres 
"Outside Looking In," at Green- 
wich Village, tops this group; Ket- 
ting $6,000 or more weekly; "Grand 
Street Follies" Still a draw at 
Neighborhood Playhouse; "Laff That 
Off" due at Princess Saturday. wiUi 
"The Little Poor Man" resuming 
there at special matinees; "Polly." 
ancient operetta, revived at I'herry 
I,:i;ic tomorrow (Thtirsday). 



Shows in Rehearsal 

(AND WHERE) 

"Mayflowers" (Shuberts) 
Shubert. 

"School For Scandal" (Druce 
& Street) Little. Opens 
Oct. 19. 

"A Man's Man" (The 
Stagers) 52rid Street. 

"Chivalry" (Joseph E. Shea) 
Bryant Hall. Opening date 
unsettled. 

"Land of Romance" (Meehan 
& Elliott) Bryant Hall. Opens 
Oct. 12. 

"One of the Family" (John 
Tuerk) Playhouse. Opens at 
Bridgeport Oct. 19. 

" Lucky Sam McCarver" 
(Brody, Weyraan & Cromwell) 
Playhouse. t • .- 



Dooley Replaces Fields 

Johnny Dooley will replace W. C. 
Fields in the "Follies" at Boston 
next Monday. After Fields gave no- 
tice of withdrawal Sam Bernard was 
sent to Boston with a view of having 
him take over the Fields roles, but 
Bernard declined to join the show. 

A peculiar tangle concerns the 
contest for the services of Fields. 
It appears the comedian is all 
wrapped up in contracts, there being 
three. Two call for his appearobce 
on the stage and the other one in 
pictures. 

Philip Goodman has a three years' 
contract with Fields whom he plans 
starring in J. C. Nugent's "Show- 
man." Flo Zlegfeld also has a con- 
tract with th^ comic, dependant on 
the Goodman agreement. On top 
of that, Goodman holds a tentative 
Famous-Players contract which calls 
for a $5,000 weekly salary, and it is 
understood Fields would like to fore- 
go the stage and appear in pictures 
only. 

Coun.sel trying to solve the puzzle 
contend the F. P. contract is so 
worded that Fields must play for 
either Goodman or Zlegfeld, while 
the proposed pictures are In the 
making. For that reason he cannot 
dodge both the Ziegzeld and Good- 
man agreements. 

Zlegfeld Heclares if Fields walks 
out of the "Follies" aqd does not 
play for Goodman, an action for 
damages will result. At least four 
attorneys are working on the mat- 
ter. Nathan Burkan who drew up 
the Fields contract for the "Follies," 
Is acting for Zlegfeld. Henry Herz- 
brun and Edwin Marks are repre- 
senting Fields and Arthur Driscoll is 
Goodman's counsel. 

Chorus Girl Dies From 
Effects of Tank Dive 

Philadelphia, Oct. 6. 

Meta Van Hedenkamp, 17, chorus 
girl, whose spine was fractured in 
a dive into a tank during a rehearsal 
of Philip Goodman's ill-fated musi- 
cal-comedy, "Dear Sir," just before 
Its first performance at the Forrest 
Theatre, last fall, (Sept. 2) died 
last Wednesday night in the Jeffer- 
son Hospital here. 

The girl's condition, after her 
first admission to the hospital when 
it was said she could not llvo, 
amazed attending surgeons. Several 
times she rallied, after being at the 
point of death, and once was de- 
clared to actually have a chance of 
complete recovery in time. 

A week ago, however, her condi- 
tion became worse and further oper- 
The retnjM^tf'^^were shipped to 
Brooklyn, the girl's ]fome, for 
ations were de<>lared impossible, 
funeral .services and burial. 



Did Jules Murry See It? 

Syracuse, Oct. 6. 

The papers have editorially boost- 
ed for better attendance at legiti- 
mate attractions during the new 
.sea.son, pointing out that the man- 
agers would respond by booking real 
shows. .Syracuse Kallzcd thai 
there was plenty of business to be 
drawn to such shows. ".Abie's Irish 
Ro.se" proved that by running here 
for six weeks. 

On top ot the friendly spirit 
shown, tho Shuberts o|)ened the 
Wletlng sci.son with ".Some Girl' 
about which the kindest comment 
wns th.'it it was a "very ordinary 
n)u.«!lcal comedy.' One critic ven- 
tured the .surmise th^t Jules .Murry, 
the Shuberfs booker, ne\ er s,iw the 
show liimsclf. 



B'WAY'S SUPERFLUITY 

(Continued from pa«e 21) 
which is virtual capacity; ■■H,,se 
Mario" has been unaffected nml hit 
$30,000 again; "Louie" hel,i to Ug 
bettered trade, arouno $2fi,000' 
"Student Prince" about the srime; 
"Gay Paree" and "Scandal.s" over 
$24,000; "The Vagabond Kint,-" 
claimed over $20,000; another new 
musical looks set in "Merry Merry" 
which beat $11,000 but Is bound to 
jump at the Vanderbllt — at the Ja.so 
scale last week's figure was excel- 
lent in this house; "Capt. Jinks" 
climbed, between $17,000 «nd $is,- 
000; "Dearest Enemy" between $13., 
000 and $14,000; "Vanities' over 
$20,000. 

"Qreen Hat's" Record 

"The Cij;een Hat" wont - further 
into the lead of the non-mu.sicals 
last week when with ,i $3.'!5 sc.ile It 
gros.sed $26,214 which is believed to 
be a dram.atic record for i normal 
eight performance week at this 
scale; "Cradle Snatchert" easily 
rode in second place with $19,500^ 
capacity; "The Vortex" picked 'em 
In too with a gross of $16,300 tigain; 
"The Butter and Egg Man" classl. 
fled Itself a real draw by gi tting 
better than $13,000, which figure "is 
Zat So," the holdover liit, approxi- 
mated; "Arms and tho Man" is 
claimed a sell-out at the Guild with 
, $15,000 the total; "The Jazz Singer" 
jumped again, going well past $12,- 
000; "The Gorilla." fiearly $12,000; 
"The Poor Nut," $12,000; "The Peli- 
can" slightly better at $10,500. 

Five shows are named to leave at 
the end of the week. "Canary 
Dutch" will be followed at the Ly- 
ceum by "The Grand Duchess and 
the Walter"; "The Fall of Eve" 
makes way at the Booth for "The 
Load of Mischief"; "The Brfdge of 
Distances" quits at the Morosco 
which gets "Craig's MMfe"; "White 
Collars" tours from the Sam H. 
Harris which w'.ll offer "Puppy 
Love"; "The New Gallantry" was 
moved from the Cort to the Belmont 
aa the latter house will get 
"Lovely Lady'.' next week. Dilior 
openings for next week are "Holka 
Polka" at the Lyric, "Appearances" 
at the Frolic and possibly "A Man's 
Man" at the B2nd Street. 

The "Music Box Revue" was the 
highlight on the subway circuit, get- 
ting nearly $26,000 at Wcrba's, 
Brooklyn; "Rain" got nearly $16,- 
000 at the Riviera; "Dancing 
Mothers" claimed over $10,000 at 
-Teller's (Brooklyn); "The Fall Guy" 
at the Bronx Opera House was a bit 
under $7,000 and was sent to the 
storehouse. 

Buys Out- Number Cut Rates 

This week the number of attrac- 
tions on Broadway enjoying btiys 
frofn the premium agencies out- 
number those in the cut rates by 
four, although some of those in the 
buy list are likewise selling at thw 
bargain counter. The score for the 
week at 28 buys as against 24 cut 
rate attractions. 

Those added to the buy list dur- 
ing the week.are "Hay Fever " at the 
Elliott for wVjch the agencies have 
300 a night with 26 percent return 
and 200 for "American P..)vir" .at the 
Hudson. 

The complete buy list Includes 
"Apple.'<auce" (Ambassador); "Scan- 
dals" (Apollo); "Accused" (Belas- 
CO); "The Green Hat" (Broadhurst); 
"The Vagabond King" (Casino):" 
"June Days" (Central); "A Holy 
Terror" (Cohan); "Louie the Hth" 
(Cosmopolitan); "Hay Fever" (Em- 
pire); "Bla: Boy" (41th Stie.t); 
"The Jazz Singer" (Pulton); 'These 
Charming People" (Gaiety); "No, 
No, Nanette" (Globe); "American 
Bom" (Hudson); "Dearest Enemy" 
(Knickerbocker); "The Butter and 
Egg Man" (Longacre); "Canary 
Dutch" (Lyceum); "Captain Jinks" 
(Becjj;); "The Vortex'f (Miller); 
"CVadle Bnatehers" ( Musio,^!*"*!'^ 
"Sunny" (Amsterdam); "Oh. .Mama' 
(Playhouse); "A Kiss in a Taxi" 
(Ritz); "Gay Paree' (Shubert); 
"The Pelican" (Times S<|unre); 
"Merry, Merry" (Vanderbllt), and 
"Artists and Models" (Winter (iar- 
den). 

In tho cut rates the shnw.s listed 
.ire "Applesauce" (Ambas^iidor); 
"The Fall of Eve" (Booth): "V.in- 
itles" (Carroll); "June Days' d'en- 
Iral); "A Holy Terror" iColi.in); 
"Desire t'nder the Elms' lUal. s); 
"Hay Kever" (Elliott): "The Poor 
Nut" (48th St.); "Courting" '49th 
St.): 'fiarrick Gaieties' (Ginick); 
"White Collars" (llarrl.K); 'Tliey 
Knew What They Wflntcd" ( Kli'v): 
"De.-trest Enemy" (.Knlckcri> "l^ei); 
'IMirar Allan Poe' (Libenyc '"'a- 
n.iry lUitih" (Lyceum); 'i' i''^^'" 
Jinks" (Bc.k); "When Von .-^mlle" 
(National): "Oh, Mam;i" iI'l-O- 
hoUHc); "A Kiss in a Ta.xi ' ' '''"'•\', 
"The (Gorilla" (Selwyn); •.iMmht". 
(.19tli St.); -The Pell '(in* iT'niefl 
.'^f|ii;ir»');;;\Vhlte rnrpo" ( W.t'!;' l''")- 



Wednesday October 7. 1925 



LEGITIMATE 



VARIETY 



27 



TWO MUSICALS ONLY "CALL" IN 
CE; MORE" AND "K. K. L" DROP 



- ♦ 



«*Kic! Boots/* $33>000, and "Grab Bag," $24,000, the 
Leaders— "Kelly" Less Than $6,000— "Rain" 
Has Big Advance— "Fall Guy" Under $8,000 



ChUaKo, Oct. 6. 
Only two ahows got a veil call last 
^eeU. "KW BootH" (\Voo<lB» ami 
"The O rah Bag" TllUnois). Edrtie 
Cantors premiere wet'k was a riot 
of excitement. Sharp tiKurini; pre- 
dicts that the Cantor show is koo<1 
for 20 weeks of capacity bu.sineHB 
Only one matinee a week will i)e 
nlayeil during the engavterront. F:d 
Wynn holds to a $-'4,000 gross 
easily.^makih« it the best visit this 
comedfjin ever made to Ciiiv-ago. 

outside of these two attractions 
there was nothing in town that 
bad the playgoers .stonaiiig tlie l>ox- 
ofllces. Trade is far below oilier 
years at tliis time of the .season. 
Some of the sales are unbelievable 
"Sky Hi»?h" oi)enlnK a former 
buries<iue liouse was no cinch, but 
against a bad start Willie Howard 
proved his drawing power. 

"Tell Me More" is being fright- 
fully let alone. "Kosher Kitty Kel- 
ly" is worse off than "Tell Me 
More." When a musical piece like 
"Tell Me More" doesn't reaih $7,000 
it's a calamity lo.ss It's doubtful 
If "More" did. better than a com- 
bined gross of $15,000 on the two 
weeks. It goes to the storehouse. 
'all plans to taice it to I>os Angele.s 
being off. 

"Kain" came in Monday at the 
Harris, pulling sensational atten- 
tion. The price scale is $3 and the 
advance Is big. There was no 
change in the low •ondition of sales 
for the songle.ss pieces in town. 
"Tlie Kail <iuy" Is a bitter disap- 
pointment and despite added cam- 
paigning extra interest cannot be 
atirreti. "Candida" is a grieving 
loss for tlie better class of play- 
goers. Ladies of the Evening" is 
below the figures the management 
anticipated. "Rain" will easily jump 
Into the lead for the non-mualeals, 
furnishing quit a gap in gross to^ie 
runner-up, which will be "Ladies of 
the Evening." 

It was the oddest month of Sep- 
tember trade the legit Held ever 
tabbed. There was no universal 
theatregoLng. The attractions 

seemed to be more briUlant than 
any list Chicago ever .«!p;>r;cd for 
the opening of a fe.a.son, but fall- 
downs came a-plenty, with the real 
call going to no more than two 
shows out of a list of 14 ofllcial 
bookings. A.* stated al)ove. there 
Is now only a real call for two 
shows, with the reHt f>f tfte (own 
mysteriously in bad straits for rea- 
sons that even the dnpesters i-atinot 
figure. , f • 

Last Week's Estimates 

"Rain" (Harri.i. 1st week). Open- 
ed to around $2,700 Monday with 
heavy advance indicating it will be 
better than $20,000 on initial week. 
Figures for long run. 

"Aloma of the South Sea" (Oar- 
rick, 1st week>. Opi'icvl Sunday 
wltli ;i-bt advance. 

"Charm" ( Playhouse, Ist week). 
Another now one for tlus theatre 
which apnaientlv suflers greatly in 
getting l)ig lnon^y because of out- 
ratc ainiosi)liere. 

"Kid Boots" (Woods. 2nd week). 
Openi>d Monday playing extra Wed- 
nesday matinee ($3,000) an^i tlnired 
$33,000 week. Leads the town, 
proml.-^ing to hold this position for 
Biany weeks, absolute capacity. 

"The Grab Ban" (Illinois, .jth 
week). Close to $24,000 once more. 
Always early orchestra sellout, .on- 
ly slow s;ilfs being for gallery. 

"Tell Me More". (Schvyn, 3d and 
fln.al week). Surprising low gross 
ot $7,000 wiUr JiU^HKrtpys matinee 
played before, a handful of patrons. 
Ooes to storehouse. House dark 
week with "The Family lip Stairs" 
arriving Monday. 

"Kosher Kitty Kelly" (Court. 4th 
and final week). Another of the 
towns flops, hitting below $6,000. 
"Wbite CoKars" next. 

"Candida''" (I'rine^s, r>th and 
fltial week». Has made no impres- 
sion ending ,a fii.x.istr.jiis engage- 
hienl tliis week. fJroas figured about 
$6,000. 

"The Fall Guy" (Adelphi. •''.th 
Week>. Considered a diHai))i()inl- 
hiP'it I'icljod as heavy Chicago 
winner Cros.i again failed to 
reach $s Hoo 

"Ladies of thf Evening" iMla-k- 
stone, .',ih Week). Xo inonienfuin (o 
sales. lO^fiinateii to iiave .iveiiged 
lltJIe beiier than $10,000 fur first 
four wi-i'ks. a 

"The Student Prince" '^b' it 
Noribeiii. :{:m week) Still bol.ls 
gross lend for Hfiubert aftr'ctlons 
with adv.Vnee s^le |ir-Mliei ing (.'hrist- 
tna.., ,,.,,,1 i,j^ $21,000 again 

"SkyHigh" ((Olympic. 2nd week). 
An uijl.ill !l-lit l)iit no <ine.-<iioii ihat 
the show will slick for some tune 



PillLLYHAS 
BIG SMASH' IN 
'OLD ENaiSff 



Arliss Does $21,000 afj 
$2.50 Scale— "Silence," 
$12,500 ___ 



Philadelphia, Oct. 6. 

A week ago it was a case of ono 
show capiuiing all the real money 
in sight. Last week the first dra- 
matic sniasii of the season .ipix?ared 
and took its place as a serious rival 
of the ruling favorite, "Kose-Marie." 
Not only that but another dramatic 
show opened with a gross that mu.'it 
be cla.ssed as decidedly good and two 
other continuing attractions boasted 
nice gains. 

The new dramatic hit was "Old 
Kiisli.'^;b" which ruled at virtually 
capacity all week at the Walnut at 
a $2.50 top. The management 
(•laimed that the opening nl.o.bt of 
"Old English" broke all house rec- 
ords Tlie advance sale continues 
unusually big. seeming to disprove 
the tlioery of some that so high- 
brow a show would have only a lim- 
ited clientele here. 'Old Engnsh" 
will stay four weeks. 

"Uose-Marie." the reigning high 
money show, continued to attract 
big business at the Shubert. 

The other drama to break Into 
the field with fine promise was "Si- 
lence." which opened at the Adelphi. 
Notices for the H. B. Warner play 
were glowing ami the first string 
men continued the high praise in 
their "second tlioughts." The en- 
couraging feature about the busi- 
ness was that it was well d+strih- 
uled. up.-*tairs and down. 

"The City Chap." Dillingham try- 
out, tnade a substantial gain in its 
second and final week at the Oar 
riek. being helped by favorable 
word-of-inouth. If ai)))lause means 
aiwtbing, ""The City ^Chap"" should 
click nrn&l.V, 1.S 11 was uprjjnrlntislj- 
received every performance. Con- 
siderable "fixing" was done but 
Elizabeth liines, new leading lady, 
did not assume the role here. 

"Firebrand" Disappoints 

One i>ig disappointment of the 
se.ison to date iris been "The Fire- 
brand" despite splendid notices. 

"Come lOasy. (Jo Eas.\," well liked 
t)y ('rili( s and audiences and rated 
as having a great chance, didn't in- 
dicate th.u by its grosses in two 
weeks at the Uroad. 

"Si)ring in .Aiitnmn." .ilsi> gottini,' 
niucli ""fixing" .and wiiose future Ik 
not .^o highly regarderl. linified nlotig 
in the hig Koriest. I'.aleony fr.ide 
was negllgilde and heavy papering 
could not be continued iiKlefinitely 
for three weeks. 

Tbi.s week sjw three r.ew entr.inta 
Into the local r.ice, "The Dove" (for 
three weeks) at the r?ro,id, "An- 
tonla" (for two weeks) ;rt the Oar- 
rick, and "The l^ove Song" (for 
three weeks) reopening the Chest- 
nut Street Opera House after a 
week's darknes.s. The advance 
.sales on these three have been off, 
e.s|)eciallv for "The Do v**.'* -'Which 
was looked on as sure-lire and is 
said to have wanted more time than 
it could get. 

Like Operettas 

.Iiidging by the attendance at 
'The Student J'rince" and "Hose- 
Marie," I'hilly should be e;isy meat 
tor oiieicttas but so far 'Tfie Lo\e 
Song" does not give indications of 
being a record bre.iker. It must be 
rememlx'red, however. that the 
Chestnut hasji very large bix-of- 
fiee, nigbt-of -"he-performance .sale, 
and does noi fi.i\e to <|e|iend on 
•idvatice. 



■ mil tn.ike money. Sized ui> as $16,- 
00(1. 

"Naughty Riquette" (Apollo. 5tb 
wciUi. -Mo', ill-; along iiioilcrati'ly. 
Will be lie'd in u.s long ad gross 
.ivi-rag"..! $Hi.-,00 

"The Patsy" (LaSalle. 8th week), 
({ave a highly rousing imjfessional 
ni.ifinee ( I'lii.iy ) t nder itre.ieiii 
conditions gait of $K,T0O very good. 

"My Son" ((.'ential. 2nd weeki 
M6ved over from I'layhouse. 



STONE SHOW, $25,000 

"Is Zat So?" Slips in Second Week 
—"Wolf." 14,000 

Kaltimore, Oct. 6. 

The legit draw detoured from 
Huvwird into Kayeltc street, "Step- 
ping Stoueh" at Ford's being the big 
box-office attraction. 

The rejuvenated Academy had the 
Frohnian production »f Molnar's 
"Tale of the Wolf.'" It was an ar- 
tistic, not a commercial, triumph. 

This week the thive legiis are 
given over to premieres and near- 
premieres. "The Pa.ssliiate Prince" 
opened cold at I'ord's, while "Hosie 
O'Orady" at the .Academy and "Mis- 
sion Mary" at the .Auditorium have 
only had a week or so elsewhere. 
Estimates for Last Week 

Academy— "Tale of the Wolf." 
Premiered in Washington. Week 
here en route to the Empire. Had 
erittcs guessing. (.Jeneral rating very 
favorable. Public doesn't turn out 
for new shows. (Belasco tryouls 
alK)ul only exception). Busine-s any- 
thing but impressive at $4,000. 

Auditorium— 'Is Zut So?" (2d 
week). Held up unusu.ally well for 
second week. Performance of com- 
pany, which opened cold previous 
.Monday, steadily Improved. Total, 
around $9,000. 

Ford's — "Stepping Stones." M.in- 
agenient claimed gross topt>ed "Tip 
Top" three " -ars ago. Over $25,000. 

This Week 
Academy — "Rise of Uoste O'Crady'"; 
.Auditorium, "Mi.ssion Mary"; Ford's, 
"The Pa.ssionate Prince." '' 



"GLORY," $15,800 

War Show Nicely Away at $2.50 in 
L. A.— "Cobra," $9,800 



*LADY" SLIPPING 



13th L. A. Week Shows $9,200— 
"Cargo" Staple at $7,000 



Lo« Angeles, Oct. 6. 
"No, No, Nanette," coming here for 
a return engagement, finished its 
18th week at the Blltmore to high 
nioney. while "Lady, Be Oood." 
which is about winding up at the 
Ma.son, shows evidences of that in 
its grosses, which have been slip- 
ping. 

Estimates for Last Week 

"No, No, NaneHe" (Biltmore). In 
ISth L. A. week this one turned In 
$1.5.000. 

"Lady. Be Good" (Mason) r The 
l.tth week found business sliding 
and $0,200 was checked. 

"White Cargo" (Orange Grove). 
Buslnes.<! holds to good pace, and 
11th week found $7,000. 

"The Best People" (Morosco). Also 
a return engagement for this one. 
which was a legit flop but a stock 
success. Got $5,400. 

"What** Your Wife Doingr (Ma- 
jestic). $5,000 represents fair bis. 



San Francisco. Oct. 6. 

Curran — MacLoon's Coast com- 
pany in 'What Price Olory" got 
away to a flying start for t^e flr.<t 
week of an indefinite stay. (Tpening 
night was capacity with big bou.sen 
for the balance of the week. Mat- 
inees were not so good. tJetting 
$2.50 to total $15,800. 

Alcazar — Henry Duffy's "Cobra" 
-still parking "em evenings and A>- 
ing fairly at mainees. Now in 
lhir<l week with about three more 
to go. $1.20 top. Oro.s.sed $;i.80O. 

President— Duff's "The Best 
People " in IGtIi week picked up over 
previous week, doing $8,350. Has 
another four or live weeks. 

Columbia — Dark last week with 
"Wiklllowei " opening to fair busi- 
ness Moiitlay. 

Wilkes— Sarah Padden in "The 
Shame Woman." first week pla.\<li 
to big houses, mostly "paper." AM 
critics gave it go<Ml sendoff. Can't 
last long at this pace. Week's total 
$»,riOO. Scaled to $1 &0. 

Capitol — Dark. 

$uoo¥wM 

FOR NEW SHOW 



SEVEN SHOWS 

aiCKINGIN 

BOSTON 



•Gorilla" Is Town's Sur- 

prise, $30,000 in 2 Wks. 

—"Glory," $15,000 



But Bordoni Got $14,000 
With "Cinderella" 



Next week will be the first off- 
week of the current sea.son, the 
only opening being a return engage- 
ment at the Forrest of "Stepping 
Stones." On the 19th, "Dancing 
Mothers" will come into the Lyric, 
l>re.sumably for four weeks, which 
seems a rather exten(Jed stay for 
the show .at this house. On the 
eani« data th« Garrick will have a 
new one, but It has not been of- 
ficially announced vet whether it 
will be "The Wolf at the Door" 
(Sam Harris-Belasco). or "Coco- 
nuts" with the Marx Brothers. It 
is derlared, with some authority, 
that the Marx boys' are again set. 

The night of the 26th will be the 
busiest of the season to date. 
Tyler's elaborate revival of "The 
School for Scandal ' will have its 
premiere at the Bro.ad, "Aloma of 
the South Scn.s" comes to the W.il- 
nut. "rhe Fall Ouy " bows ihto the 
.AdeI|)Iii, "Artists and Models " comes 
to tiie Chestnut and the Forrest 
changes shows, making five ofien- 
ings in all, out of a possible eight. 
Estimates of Last Week 

"The Dove" (Broad, first week). 
Advance sale disapiioinllng l-iit 
figured to grab off tnide when it 
<M»ens. In for three weeks. "Come 
K;isy, Oo ICiisy," around $8,000 in 
second and last week. 

"Spring in Autumn" (Forrest. 
IhirA week). Operetta has f:tiled to 
attract attention here ajld limped 
badly at $9,000 or less in second 
week. "Stepi>ing Stones" next 
Monday. 

"Rose- Marie" (Shubert. fourth 
week). Continues the town's big 
noise and leads nearest musical by 
about $16,000. Quoted last week be- 
tween $30,00U and $31,000. Stay in- 
definite. 

"The Firebrand" (Lyric, third 
week). Mystery whV this show 
b.isn't caught on. unless llgurerl too 
l.JKbbrow. Failed to touch $9,"D00 
last week. 

"Silence" f.^.delphl, second week), 
fl. n. Warner vehicle well liked and 
displavs great promise. About 
$12,500. 

"Old English" (Walnut, .-jecond 
week). Town's dram.itic sma.'ih and 
bi'^gest inoney-rn.iker house b.is 
h.id in more than a year. Tojijied 
$21.00i>. ani.i/ingly good. 

"Antonia" ((biirii k. flr.st week). 
Ofienitig eold li'Te. 'The City 
Chap" registered tlean gain of 
al.»out $2..'(00 In seeotid and last 
week l«ing Quot.'d aj well over 
$1 t.ooo. 

"The Love Song" .f Chest nut, 
first week). Olieiell.l In for three 
weeks. House dark 1 ist week after- 
Hop of "How'K llio Kins?"' 



Wa»hlngl<m, Oct. C. 

Business here during the past 
week ran from one extreme to the 
other. At the National, where Irene 
Bordoni in Hopwood"s adaptation 
of a French farce, "Naughty Cin- 
derella." was holding forth, business 
could be "set down as remarkably 
good. Washington doesn't often 
"loosen uf)'' so lll>erally for a new 
one as It did for this fiartlcular 
star. 

Poll's, on the other extreme, did a 
week of what could only be classed 
tr.agic business. "Mission Mary" 
scored strongly with the few that 
did go. It was possibly the worst 
yet from a business standpoint. 
$1,500. 

Anne Nichols' new production, 
"Puppy Love," fared somewhat bet- 
ter at the Belasco, but even here 
th»re wasn"t much to rejoice over. 

It was a hard-working group of 

producers. pla.vers and .authors, not 

forgetting the individual directors. 

> during the past week readying the 

three new ones. 

Estimates for the Week 

Belasco— "Puppy Love." Mildly 
reeeived. but .<»o was , "/Mile's Irish 
Rose" when it first started. Anne 
Nichols had an e.\|>erlence here that 
was comparatively new--ihe author- 
producer, had to "dig," as the gross 
of^artmnd >3,()0ft witJmt nnrrhTnore 
than a drop In the bucket. 

National — Irene Bordoni always 
gets business hftre. Conservative 
estimate between $14,000 and $15 - 
000. 

Poll's— "Mission Mary"" got noth- 
ing. $2,000 admitted, nclual figure 
more like $1,500, If that. 
This Week 

Belaseo. "Is Zat HnT'; National, 
".Steitping Stones" (Freil and Doro- 
thy Stone); Poll's, Lirl Carroll's 
new one, "Oh, You!" 



ST. LOUIS RECORDS 



St. Louis, 0(t. 6. 

The long-run record for a musical 
show here will be shattered first 
this week by "No, No, Nanette," 
which clf>ses a three weeks' stand 
at the American Saturday night. 
"Rose. Marie," the present attrac- 
tion at the Shubert -Jefferson, Is 
now in its second week and will 
rem.ain for a third to hold the 
record jolptly^with "Nanette." 

Robert Mantell will come to the 
American next Sunday, while "Is 
Zat SoT" will succeed "Ko»e-Mar!e" 
at the Shubert Oct. 18 for 'two 
week.'j. 



Chicago *'My Son" Moves 
But Salaries Are Unpaid 

After one week ai (be Playhouse, 
"My Son" suddenly moved to the 
Centra!, but .salaries were not paii! 
•Saturd.iy night, (iusfav Blum, who 
produced the drama, is reported 
having supplied . funds Monday !•• 
pay the coinp.iny but o/<lered 'he 
altni'.tion cloi>(^d tta far as he I- 
cfmeerned. 

Tb© Cenfi .(I theatre nian.iReineir 
lias ufiered to guarantee salarii .i 
during the engagenicnt there, while 
Blum b.is agreed to p.ay ilie com - 
fiany'-'i transportation back to .\i v. 
York pr<»\ ided he is not Itelif i< 
Hl»otiNible for fiiitber salui les. J 



Boston. Oct. 6. 

The past week was a perfect one, 
from a business standpoint, for 
every legitimate show playing this 
city. There wasn't a single flop re- 
corded at any of the peven houses. 

Despite the fact tlwre were but 
seven shows pHiylng here the total 
gro.ss for last week $139,200 w.as but 
$300 less than the week before when 
there were eight shows open. A good 
deal of this pit-kup in business could 
be traced to "The Show Oft" at the 
Park and "What Price C.lory" at the 
Wilbur. The other attractions ran 
along about on a par with the pre- 
vious week. 

"What Price Glory" opened to ca- 
liaclty and then did about a two- 
thirds business until Friday when 
ft got capacity again for that night 
and the two shows Saturday. It Is 
figured a money maker here but 
nothing sensational. 

In Its first week "The Show Oft" 
got $12,000. It is the first time this 
season that the house receipts hav^ 
topped the $13,000 mark. The piece 
Is getting a big Juvenile play. 

"American Born" In Us final we«^ 
at the Hollls Jumped almost $1,000. 
It was figured good business for this 
show to stay here but two weeks, 
and those the opening: weeks. Cohan 
frankly admitted It needed consider- 
able attention and when a new show 
can do close to $40,000 on Us first 
two weeks out the (irawlng ability 
of Cohan In this city can be easily 
figured. 

Musicals Hold Up 

The three musicals all held up 
well. "The Follies" was slightly oft 
from the cap.acity business of the 
first week but not enough to cause 
any difficulty. With the football sea- 
son coming on it will plok up for 
the balance of the local engagement. 
'"Rose-Marie" In Us 25th week at 
the Majestic "and up against the 
stlffest kind of opposition was oft 
$1,000 from that of the week before 
and $5,000 worse than It ran when It 
had the town by Itself on the musi- 
cal end. 

'"The Student Prince" at the Shu- 
bert is figured a splendid bet as a 
money maker. It Is doped as a long 
stayer to very good profits. 

"The Oorllla" now on the fourth 
week at the I'lymouth, continues to 
astound the local showmen. From 
somewhere this show has got a big 
local following. It Is the local com- 
edy hit and getting plenty of per- 
sonal advertising. 

New openings here this week were- 
"Seventh Heaven" at the Tremont 
and a new show, "Young Woodley " 
with (Jlenn Hunter featured, at the 
Hollls. This show came In after 
opening Just outside the city. The 
long awaited premier of "Abie's 
Irish Ro.Ho"" came off at the Castle 
Square on Monday night to a house 
that w.as sold out way In advance. 
It is in here for nn Indefinite stay 
with plenty of Interest shown. 
Last Week's Estimates 

"The Follies," Colonial (3rd week). 
Did $3;i,000 last week about $2,000 
off from the first week. 

"The Show Off," Park v2nd week), 
l-'lrst week at this hou.se lejuvenated 
boxotfiee with $12,000. 

"The Seventh Heaven," Tremont 
(Ist week). House dark last week 
due to "The Buccaneer" which did 
not use Up full three weeks' lime. 

"Young Woodley." Hollls (Ist 
week). In final week Cohan ■ Ui 
"American Born" did $19,200. Ca- 
pac'ltv business. 

"The Gorilla," Plymouth (4th 
week). Keeps going strong, $15,000 
last week. SnTne business as pre- 
vious week. 

"Tha Student *Prine«," Shubert 
(3rd week). Gross of $25,000 last 

"What Price Olory," Wilbur (2r3 
jveek). In opening week this .'(how 
did $1.';,000. Stirted strong, slid i 
bit and finished to capacity. Can rto 
$18,000 at capacity. 

"Rose-Marie," Majestic (Zr.ih 
wc<'k). Holding up under i mdilions 
with $20,000 last week, only off $!,- 
000 from previous week. 

CAST CHANGES - 

A'lola Thomas ha.s sueeeeded 
Gr.ice Fuller in "The J.'izz Singer" 
at the Fulton. New York. 

V.illas An.lor.son h.ns replaced 
.John Croniwcdl in "Oh; M.immi" 
at the Playbouye, New York, with 
Cromwell retiring to icsiitiie pro- 
diiciion activities, 

Chiiles Uilson has withdrawn 
Trom "Wlilte CoHars" ai the Hniiis, 
.New Vcjik, with James Uurtis sup- 
I'l.iiitinS. 



M 



VARIETY 



LEGITIMATE 



PUYS ON BROADWAY 



AMERICAN BORN 

Throe art ciimcdy »r:'t<-n, iiriidii' id .ml 
■iaK> J by Oeoriii! M, Oilian, who is also ih- 
fetar, at the >1u'ls(>n theatre. 

Dilforil Ariiol.l I.uoy 

tSraJiatn Lawri'iu <> l)< irs ly 

Fetor Ii.iisy r.< iiior.' 

I^a.ly Hortraiii A lino M. I>iTiniilt 

I-yi!ia Hoririiiii Olair'^ M r^oroau 

awvc t'lurki Hiibliy Watson 

Josoph Ul;s4)n iiioriio M. Cnhan 

Weill >■■ Mlaii HaiTisiy 

Joffrios ,.,..John M. Ti^UKliton 

Hir Arthur J H. I'ooper ('Iirfo 

Ji>o(lyn .".. Juan Mao Can 

Annie- , I.orna I.nurom o 

Anlrew* OharloH ('.inlmi 

Fiirroot niytho Harry MoNau -'htcm 

Snollt'nburif Halih Kooko 

Maxwoll T.t (>i)a r-<l Itocik'-r 

Maxwell, Jr Haniiiion (^uniniinKs 



America's most populiir actor 
rame back to the fSroadwiiy he 
helped make famous when <;eor^ 
M. Cohan stepped on the Hudnon 
theatre sta.^e in ni^^wn new serio- 
farcical play to a reception which 
would have made an emperor proud 
The house, packed from the last row 
of the gallery to the last inch of 
standee space in the cnpacious 
downstairs, cheered, whistled and 
clapped for minutes. 

It was a flittering and extraordi- 
nary tribute to the sray-haired kid 
who found the American comiiina- 
tion, who talks the American hin- 
guacre and who expresses the Amei-i- 
can idea. The turnout was a.s tPlt- 
resentative and cosmopolit.'in as the 
biif i)UrK with which he is identified. 
They were there, the cream of all 
the segments of its life, from the 
professional to the twlitlcal, the 
financial to the "sporting element," 
the tenement dwellers and the man- 
sion habitues. 
' They turned out in groups. There 
were probal)ly 400 Friars, and one 
Lamb, too. If Georgie ever lost any 
of his friends or admirers in the 
causes he has stood for, no such acid 
in the brimming cup of good-will 
was tasted: the bravos were spon- 
taneous and unanimous. In the 
lobby was an American flag of roses 
and carnations, sent by the Friars— 
It drew no more solid reverence than 
its recipient did within. 

Again Cohan is a four-star fii^ure 
—player, atithor, director, producer. 
He is the only one the world boasts 
who has attained and maintained 
success. This time he h.ns done him- 
self and his well-wishers proud 
".American Born" is no hick farce; 
It poVt^ broad fun at no one and no 
Institution. Its rea^ession la a de- 
light and bespeaks the mellowing 
Cohan without losing the Georgie of 
old — shrewd, keen, gently satirical, 
wise but not hard, deep but not 
thick, snappy but not insolent, pep- 
pery but never bitter. 

With an all-England background 
— more thnn that, an ancestral es- 
tate of vested and titled aristocracy 
for- the sole surroundings and at- 
mosphere — Cohan, of course, placed 
liim.^clf ideally. But the first though', 
of "Oh, boy, what a wow of a 
c'^ance!" doesn't go. Cojian does not 
r! licule or riddle Kngland. He could 



A dramatic feast for highbrows. 

That is what the average playgoer 

— p*rrr-'^;tm p rl gfln B orn '' ill J.ondon I "'' > ^^t ''ft^*' '>*' * I n t e r e Kt i ng. fln «l y 



soothing to ear and sensibilities as 
well, easy to lielleve and easier to 
like. Tills* is far and away the best 
and luggesl ihing he has ever done 
on the st.igo. Such estalilislied en- 
tities as II. Cooper I'liffe, D'Orsay. 
Kalph Locke, iicquittcd tlieiii.HelveH 
as lictit — Locke in wiiat, under the 
h; nil of ;iny other playwi i?;lit, would 
lia\e l)ten an "unsymp.itlielic" bit, 
scored' .'iiul went oft to a round of 
apiirohation. 

In .loiiii .Maclean as the leading 
ingenue Cohan has unveiled a new 
hciiiity niid an Kngli.'^h iutrcss of 
pcison.ility, admirable clarity and 
gracious poise as well as feminine 
loveliness. Claire .Meiseieau is a 
pretty bud. playing opposite Watson, 
Colian himself Is just the same old 
Georgie, perhaps a trifle loss mis- 
chievous but no less free and plain 
and unaffected, nave by the indi- 
vidu.'il affecttitlons whicli are all his 
own and always have been, which 
the worlit of actors have iiiiit.iied. 
but which he still monopolizes. 

He patsie.s himself, takes the 
slaps, doesn't hog down»tage center, 
tells no witty after-dinner stories, 
and gl\es himself no long speeches 
at all. He gets his big laughs on 
little rejoinders, ol)servations, locals, 
turns of phrases and revers.xis of 
straight lines. Yet one who had 
never seen him would "f;iH" for him 
instan.jer. He has 'that magnificent 
sinipli^'ity which only genius can 
and only genius dares asume. 

He li;is knocked, out here a flrst- 
ela.<s American comed.v with all the 
needful money requisites, appeals to 
popularity which are of the stage, 
yet not fulsome. 

In .■netting he has reached quite 
the ultimate. The single s'ene is 
indescribably true, .solid, striking 
and rich. 

"American Born" in good for al- 
most as long as Georgie wants to 
play it. A cinch succe.ss, its future 
can be measured only by his own 
health and enthusiasm. iaif. 



EDGAR ALLAN POE 

BioKrnjihlc (irama !n four aots by Cath- 
erine ('hlr.liolm CuHhinR. t'roiluc tl at the 
Liberty Oct. .'> by Tom Do.uo.an. James 
Klrkwocit ar.i! Llla Loe s.arrel, StaeeJ by 
Arthur Hurley. 

.Mr'. John .Allan Chri,'<tine Compton 

Klniira Royster Ii>>t'e Booth 

Mr». t'le«n Jennl.- A. Bu!<la(o 

Virginia Clem Lila Lee 

WashinKion Jam- » H. O'Brien 

,Iohn Allan..' Huuh Chllvers 

-Mr. Roy.Hter William H. Harw.iKI 

Kilfcir .Allan Po» Jamos Klrkwoo<l 

The Eilitiir Henry \V. Ponib rton 

liufus Grl£\vo!d ". . .Paul HuDtr 

Decatur I'eler (Jrltfln 



Holen Whitman.. 

Franco.^! Osgiod 

John P Kenneily 

Dr. Jnmes H. Miller... 

.Mr. G .vynr.e 

William rullen Bryant 

.V. P. Willis H.nry Oldrld^' 

Peto Thomas Gtlni 



. .Ethel IntroiioJi 

Viol.a Leach 

. .Roillie; 1 Clarke 

.(ioorite Saunlers 

Laur. nee TuU'ich 

Thomas Gunn 

:e 



Hanjo Joe 'William Pryor 

Nick G«orKe .'^aumlers 

.Mamio ^;me» Marc 

Sadie Alice Knowland 



Without changing a word except to 
put foot brakes on the nifties— foot 
Lr.''':es, not soft pedals. 

With Bol by Watson, as typically' 
T'^-'ed Ptates as himself, plnying 
h'" pal, they win two titled Rnglish 
gl'-ls at the flni.vh. refuse to sell the 
o'd pl.'ice. settle up some British la- 
bor troul)les and cement the union 
between what Cohan calls the 
•*.' "•■1o-S.TXophone" nations. What 
Ct' 'd be sweeter? 

K-en Lawronce D'Ors.'iy as the 
f; -"ilv butler iioi't exactly silly-ass. 
J'm dialect is still ihere; so Is that 
of the other English |)l.iyers and 
p'.'i'cis playliT; Englis'h. But It isn't 
n derisive burlesque lampoon of 
I.ondonese. In truth, there isn't 
n-' tiling cuttingly ironlctl or b4iis- 
terously cr|ticnl in any of it. Thr- 
p''''!ire of Entr'lsh life and thoii','ht 
and manners Is klndlv, sometimes 
l:n'd;it(>ry, in its expo.-fitlons. 

Cuban appears as an Americnn- 
hoin son of the d.iiighter of th.nt 
groat estate. She ft 11 in lo\ e with 
the gardener and w;is exiled bv her 
.Ktern br.itliir, Die unseen "villain" 
c>f tlie^|ii('cr. On lii-^ do.ith-bed the 
un-ie' li;is relenio.j atid willed the 
■"TsJfiite rinii laigo incliistrijil!t.ii\ incot- 
land to the nei>h(>A he ii.ited an 1 
had never seen. We find him and 
his w.ir tnid.iy on ilie grounds, come 
to sell it qui"': .'inl got out. bociuse 
fhev are .Niiiericanoniani.ics. tliitik 
little of Enu'Iand ;ind are iinpilient 
to cet honie to spind th<' pininds. 

But they run into rom.'iiice and 
traditions. Thev tind that selllni' 
the Scottish plants will throw tlioii- 
sands of workmen out of th(>lr jolis 
and homes, so they stick It out and 
win out. 

It is all very pleasant and whole- 
some. Not one cu.ssword anywhere; 
not a blow or an .'ingry exclnni;ition 
even in the one or two situations 
where it would lia\e been so easy to 
hfcome heroic. Cohan may give 
himself big, fat parts, but, bless him. 
he fever glorifies or b<->m basts him- 
self. 

His cast Is excellent, and even the 
Undeniably British pl.tyers seem to 
have caught the Cohan infusion. 
They pep it up and they "sell" if, 
fven when strutting their own sort 
of stuff. 

Wntson. a Cohan rejrular, of 
roiirse, .♦usf fell Into hi.^ part and 
Ju*t did it. He Is a huoyant yoiinc 
I«lIovv, is Bobby, good- to look at, 



played biography basetl on the life 
of Kdgar Allan Poe, regarded as one 
of if not the greatest American poet. 
For four or five seasoiiM a Poe play 
was promised, different authors be- 
ing named as having started or fin- 
ished such a work. Cattierine Chis- 
holm Cushing, a prolific author and 
a big royalt.v winner (witness "Top- 
sy and Eva"), finally coniplotcci her 
Poe, and it serves as the premiere 
venture of Tom Donovan as a pro- 
ducer on his own, Donovan was 
formerly associated with Tom 
Wilkes. 

The Poe play is serious, naturally 
so. The young southerner's life was 
tragic. His marriage to his young 
cousin wiis the one beautiful thing 
in liiS life, and when she jiassed on 
he returned to tiie biinoom iind the 
gutter, dying in a Balliiiiore hospital 
at the iigc of 40, broken hearted and 
poisoned with liquor. 

Miss Cushing has made her play 
romantic, leaving out much of the 
ilregs of liitterness th;it often tinged 
Poe's poems and prose witii morbid- 
ness. Poe's existence is shown from 
the time he was disinherited by his 
foster fut'.ier w.is ti stnigiile. Yet 



The short third act. In which Poe's 
long-ailing young wife dies, Is Im- 
pressive. The play makes It appear 
that the wife la still a bride, where- 
as they had been married 12 years. 
This Invention, however, may be 
justified in that it makes the role 
excellent for Llla Lee. tJhe is the 
picture of a child -wife, which, in 
fact, was true, wedding I'oe at the 
age of 14, a fact not mentioned in 
the play. The death scene is within 
the Poe cottage at Fordham, which 
is still standing. Il Is .said that Poe 
frequently walked the six tulles into 
New York, and It was quite true his 
homestead was poverty stricken. 

The final act pictures a dive on 
the waterfront of Baltimore. Poe 
staggers w^ithin in the midat of a 
terrific storm. Without a cent he re- 
cites "The Raven" for the price gf 
a drink of brtindy. Kirkm.ni's ren- 
dition of the Poe masterpiece pro- 
vided an excellent finale. It brought 
cheers from the first-nighters, 
among whom were a number of mo- 
tion picture personages. Early In 
the play It is mentioned that Poe's 
father, too. had died of overindul- 
gence In drink, his love for liquor 
blighting a great actor's career. 

James Kirkwood's Poe impressed 
as a fine portrait of the mystic poet. 
After the first act he looked like 
the plates of the genius. At times 
the Poe of the iilay was given fb 
expressions of egotism, but Klrkwood 
made that forgivable. Lila Le^ 
was a happy choice for Virginia 
Clem, the child-wife. She was in 
but two acts, but her devotion and 
love for the poet seemed actually 
geniilne, even though she Is Mrs, 
Kirkwood offstage. While there are 
numerous other characters, Poe and 
Virginia -were never subordinated. 
It was to Virginia that Poe wrote 
his famous "Annabelle Lee." 

Arthur Hurley has directed "Poe" 
exceptionally well. The twice of the 
play never lets down and is there- 
fore always lnt«rcstlng. 

Whether New Y'ork gives "Edgar 
Allan Poe" a run or not Tom Dono- 
van will hardly lose. Bu.^inoss on 
the road prior to Broadway was 
profitable, except In one minor st-ind. 
The draw of the stars and the fame 
of Poe should take care of business 
in the hinterland. Besides that, an 
attractive picture has been made 
already. Little doubt the literary 
lovers will find the play a treat, but 
indications are the draw will be 
limited here. jbfr. 



ACCUSED 



Three-aot play by Brieux, atUpietl b 
George Middleton, pnduce.l an.1 <llrecto<I 
by iJavid Belasco, at the ne;a.<H:o Theatre. 

Edm'ond de Verron E. H. Sothern 

Mme. de Verroo Mab I fieri 

Judge de Verron Honry Herbert 

Du Coidraia Letter Ijinergan 

I.«m«rcier MolTat Johnston 



I^ule 
Pauline... 
Armand. .. 
GoarrlUe.. 

Mayor 

Servant... 



.>...Anr Davis 
..OciavU Keiimoro 
,.. .^ ... Leigh Ix>'vel 
..•.France l>r.,!t8on 

Roy i'lXhrane 

Harold Seton 



So far this season. Belasco has 
returned to his oldest love plays, 
with male characters as the stJirs. 
The second is likely to be more pop- 
ular than 'he first, "Canary Dutch," 
In the same proportion whereby E. 
H. Sothern Is a more appealing star 
th€m WM«rd^M«ek, ^H»4^u*t^ft 
more so, in that Sothern will click 
popularity with a shade worse script 
than Kfack failed with. 

The deductions from the premiere 
of "Accused" are: 

Belasco is a super- stager; 
Sothern 1.^ a super-star; 
Brieux is a much overrated sub- 
playwright. 

"Accused" Is undoubte<lly the 
talkiest piece of entertainment that 
has been heard in moony. Based on 
no end of discussion and harangue 
about the hair-splitting differentia- 
tions of a lawyer's honor— thin 
which nothing could be less con- 
sequential except an alligator' .s pin- 
feathers or a bootlegger's conscience 
— It concerns Itself, back and forth, 
up and down, over and under, with 
whether or not a lawyer in love with 
a guilty woman Should defend her 
though he knows she is guilty anl 
he knows that It i.s his passion and 
not his oath which drives hlrfi to 
save her from being put to death as 
a murderess. 

In this country, where men of the 
law not only look first to the re- 
tainer and second to the publicity; 



usier at.ier was a syi'«:"'', ."i! »W)»,ere it is held to be th* duty, any- 
lioTtor did rotne to him in the hwghf -•(J^.Jy q( ^ ].j 



of his young caieer. Fraiii'o recog- 
nized his genius liefore American 
literary men. He was given to long 
absences from his dear ones, al- 
though Miss dishing conveys the 
ido.i the poet would lose memory 
.ill or but a single gla-^s of wine. 

The second act seemed the best. 
It was scoiioil in an editoi'a office In 
Hallimoie. where Poe hiid won both 
(irizes for poetry and jirose and was 
appointed the magazine's poetry 
critic. Poe had told tlio editor liis 
cimception of poetry was "the 
rhythmic expression of iieauty." In 
offering a defense for his outspoken 
criticisms ,»f three other poets there 
followed somewhat flowery, techni- 
cal declarations. But into this act 
the only light touch was inserted. 
It came with Poe's dls<ecailon of an 
ode to spring and his comment on 
scripts submitted for publication. 
Heading a few lines of "A Hainy 
Day," which starts "Into each life 
some rain must fall," .lames Klrk- 
wood as Poe remarks: "William 
Wads worth Longfellow; very good, 
the lad has talent," which brought 
a laugh, ns did the coiiinient that 
Halph Waldo Emerson was "also 
proniising.". 



wyer- •t»^i>nmke the liest 
defense he can for any accused, 
guilty or innocent: where the reli- 
gion teaches thit the big thing is to 
win and the rest doesn't much mat- 
ter — imagine how ludicrous to listen 
for two and a half hours to high- 
pltehed, violent voices, pyeachin.g, 
lamenting and apologizing, because 
a' lawyer is about to defend — or al- 
ready has (lefentled — a woman who 
killed her brutal husband. 

The last act turn fuither unravels 
the responsibility by developing that 
the woman the lawyer loves killed 
the husband because he was jealous 
of the lawyer and wa,s lying in am- 
bush to murder him. 

That seems to make eveiything 
jake, and Sothern and the lady are 
about to go into the clinch f.a- the 
fade-out, whin she pulls another 
infinitesimal twist of coretioal 
ethics, says he loves he- now but 
will never forget she killeii a iii.-in. 
and walks out— an<l he lets her — 
and the promise of the future is 
summed up In one word, his last and 
the play's last: "Cour.-ige!" 

It takes just tint to jiroduoe or 
act such a piece; Whtit it took to 
write It, only Brieux ni;iy say. But 
this reviewer isn't asking him to 



say It, Blnce he hasn't three hours' 
time and patience. Brieux would 
certainly have dramatized It, had he 
thought of It. ^ ^ 

Now, with that material In hand, 
Belasco has rung out a hit. 

First of all he selected Sothern, 
his star of years ago. To be sure, he 
had the audacity to present him In 
business clothes, shorn of the cos- 
tume gallantries attached to SotJi- 
ern's career. But the Sothern un- 
der the clothes proved still as ro- 
mantic, still as fiery— and his reso- 
nant voice was as the symphony of 
a master on a weathered cello. 

The biggest piece of "business" 
Sothern had to execute was to move 
from one chjilr to another — but he 
made it terrific, fascinating, hyp- 
notic. The spirit of the star, and 
the overtones of the director's ge- 
nius, aurilled the action until even 
the chatter of Brieux took on drama 
and color and tension and dignity. 
And not alone Sothern, The cast- 
ing throughout was In the same in- 
spired key. Lester Lonergan, long 
associated with the directorial field, 
returned as a player and created a 
character such as perhaps has not 
been seen since Mansfield as Beau 
Brummel. Unctuous, Individual, 
easy, delightful, Lonergan made a 
"bit" rival the probably 200-.slde role 
of the star in conspicuous brilliancy. 
And Henry Herbert, long a legiti- 
mate actor of distinction, but of 
late suffering from poor company In 
the expression of his art, gave flesh 
and blood to the lawyer's grand- 
father—an old but not senile ex- 
jurlst, fiercely committed to the 
pound of flesh and eye-for-eye of 
justice, who demanded of his de- 
scendant that he scorn love, mercy, 
sentiment, and stind by his sworn 
duty. Herbert was magnificent. He 
brought down the theatre and al- 
most tore it down In the climax of 
his crescendo as he charged the 
younger man to go through. 

Ann Davift, as the heroine, playing 
almost entirely In one vein of tear- 
ful reticence, looked attractive and 
played with ^accato effectiveness. 
Down to the smallest minor parts, 
the gabby, flabby script was given 
the support of superfine playing, 
staging and directing. 

It Is scarcely to be exuectcd that 
such a theme can ca"— v even such 
work to irmitless heiglits. But. if 
'Accused' runs 12 weeks In New 
York it will be an enormous triumph 
for Bela.'^co and Sothern; if it should 
survive 16, it would be a dual mir- 
acle. This prophet predicts for it a 
lo.nl life .somewhere between those 
figures. Lait. 

APPLESAUCE 

Como.ly In three arts by Barry Conners. , 
produced at the AmbaMador. Sept. 118. by 
Richard Herndon. Stagod by Allen Dine- 
hnrt, who la the featured player. 

Ma Robinson Jessie Crommetto 

Paw Robinson William Holden 

Mra Jennie Baldwin Clara HIandlok 

Hazol Robinson Gladys Lloyd 

Matt McAllister Albert Andrusa 

BilU M' Alllster Allan Plneharf 

Rollo Jenkins W.-xlter Connolly 



Richard Herndon has produced 
two comedies by Barry Conners. 
One is "Applesauce." which was 
preseiiled first in Chicago last sea- 
The other is "The Patsy," 
which opened in the mid-western 
metropolis In August and Is still 
current there to profitable business. 
"Applesauce" turned a neat profit 
(luring the Loop engagement, and 
although the new comedy Is not a 
smash, that may not Indicate its 
chances on Broadway. 

"Applesauce" attracted quite some 
attention in show circles during the 
Chicago engagement because of 
being contrasted with "The Show- 
Off" just after a special company 
of that Broadway hit opened in 
the Loop. It is suspected the two 
plays were placed In opposition by 
the "Appie-sauce" agertt for promo- 
tion purposes, as the contention of 
the "Show-Off" management that 
tfie two pl.iys are not alike is cor- 
rect. The only sameness is that 
both are comedies of American 
home life. However, despite "The 
Khow-Off's" run of over a year in 
New York, its Chicago stay was 
eompiirmtively brief, while "Apple- 
.sauce'" piled up a. 1'9 weeks" run. 

The story has lo do with a girl 
and her two suitors. Undecided 
which is "the" one, she accepts the 
Tirst bo.v wlio |)i;opoHed.>-lt Is'-WeWI 
.Jenkins, a successful young, busi- 
ness man. The other is Bill McAl- 
lister, minus a iol), init who h;is a 
good rei) .around town for his pleas- 
ant manner and talk. The men say 
Bill's stuff i.s applfsauce, but tlK> 
women like him. Bill tirrives at the 
Itobinson home to pop the (piestlon 
only to Iind he i.s too late, so he 
congratultites the other chan and 
the girl, and goes off hunting for 
six weeks. I'pon his return H;izol 
invites liim to call, which .'innoys 
Polio and the engagement is off. 
She marries I'.iU, and while he sllll 
li.'is tl tou.^'h time finding a j<it), ev- 
erything turns out li;ipt>ily and ho 
goes into the et):il business with a 
iloh tin'le. 

The plot of "Applesauce"" is se^- 
ondiiry, the show's meat being the 
humor of the lines ;iiid the charac- 
ters, sni.'ill town types. All.m Dine- 
hart, ilie fc-itiiied player, makfs 
I'.ill just what the author Intended 
- e.'is.'.'-goini,'. h.'ippy, o|)limistlc, and 
''itnning when it comes to getting 
'ho girl of his heart. In one of the 
evening's most humorous scenes, he 
••omes nearly convincing Ito.lo tli:it 
iiiairi.ige is too hazardous and < x- 



Wednesday, October 7, 1825 

pensive u "business." luiu^TSS* 
tales and walks out. with Bin r» 
turning. It is then Hazel realiz!! 
he is her man. " 

The supporting cast Is go<„i a, ^ 
types, but seemed too prone to cut 
short the laughs. Several plaver. 
were noticed breaking in too 
quickly, several nights after th« 
opening perforn^iince. They „,av 
have been foUowln - dire. ti„n but 
if so it Wiis to no good purj.o.se 

.lesslc Crommette. as Hazcl'a 
niothe>r. looked too old for the role 
but she was an important figure in 
the making of laughs. .Miticing at 
manner, Ml.ss Crommette iinpres.sed 
as having been schooled in the fl,,M 
of eccentrics. Willittm H.,!,u.n a. 
the father, held his gi„u(h to a 
nicety, though he did a.lmit tt'it 
when he married all he had was six 
dollars and rheumiUisin. oi ra 
Blandlck amused as a troscin 
Gladys Rol.l».son was llaz.^ thl* 
desired one, supposed to be a'beiu 
in her own division, Walter Con 
nelly supplied a good Hollo Alberi 
AudrtiHS completed the cast phy 
Ing Bill's rich uncle, a Mick 'u-lth . 
brown derby. " 

"A|)plesauce" Is .scaled :it l? 75 
top, and Is aimed for an averaw 
draw rather than cla,ss trade It 
happens to be spotted in a housB 
not considered desirable for Inti 
mate comedies. a modoate en 
gagement Is Indicated here but in 
a smaller house this show's siook 
would rise. ;j^^^ " 

THE BUCCANEER ^ 

nu^!''^[a^ir';;r ^^'i^;.^^!^z-,r'^ 

.Maxwoll Arj.leraon and Lauronoo S allinr.. 
'■-fltolle WInwood featured m smVnf.V 
Setting, by Robert K*m ,.m1 J. no,. '"."J^^/ed 
by Mr. Kopklna. Oponed Uot. L- at ib# 
Plymouth. "• 

MaX"'*" ^-•''""0 f'"*"* 

;;ap. iu,;u;i-MonuiCo:::;n;:;;:i:^^I?;:S 

Itaslllo Fernandez ....William It. Gregorr 
«-«e ^-a-'e Gaf;llr^l^;^S 

^''il:^^^'-"----''-s.^ 

. ;o.nn.od,.re Wright :::.::::::a^ ?; Pai™", 

A '. ^ "; Ferdinand Gottschalk 

^ "ef; <1 M„nel Perclvtl 

Jamis Tnwnshond CocU Cluvellil 

I'llphalr^ ,s,<ip««,h, K»q,..i:d,innd ValS 
Henry Marmlon ci-,udo AIIIMw 

Mrs, We,lley.>...___^...ire„a Froema, 

To mark William. Farnums re- 
turn to the legitimate, after an ab- 
sence of abou: 10 years, Arthur 
Hopkins has furnished the picture 
actor with a sumptuous production 
which; however. Is not siuilcient a 
foundation to hold up a somewhat 
uncertain play by Maxwell Ander- 
son and Laurence Stallings, authors 
of "What Price Glorv " and "First 
Flight." 

"The Buccaneer" is a •pictur- 
esque presentation of Capt. Henry 
.Morgan's freebooting activities on 
the high seas in the interests of 
His Majesty, Charles II of Englan.l. 
The pirate of ihe Seventeenth cen- 
tury as portrayed by Farnum is a 
lovable, convincingly gMb sea 
fighter. 

There is much to "The Buccaneer" 
of Interest. Obviously and most 
aiiparent are the Robert Rdmond 
Jones settings of rare charm and 
distinction, indlcnring an ultra com- 
bination of imagln.ition ;md artlrtie 
realism. 

The gallant pirate is introduced 
Invading a hacienda in Panama City 
where lives the self-pos.sessod I.Ady 
Elizabeth Neville, a Briti.sh subject 
residing In Spanish terri ory. The 
amour between the freebooter and 
the lady is interrupted by his cap- 
ture and arrest for having exceeded 
his power as a captain of the high 
.".eas. On a technicality, Capt. Mor- 
gan is not permiited to fi^ht on 
land but must confine himself to 
maritime warfare. 

The trial scene liefore Kinst 
Charles II (Ferdinand -Cotlschalk 
here runs away With the honors 
for ;he brief period he is on), finds 
the jolly ruler amused by Ihe gill) 
Moi-gan who thus Is enabled to have 
his sentence changed from hanging 
to a knighthood :ind the Cnvcrnor- 
shlp of .Jamaica. 

The play should have ended there 
btit it is extende<l by aiiothei- sceno- 
The curtailment would have made 
for a more advan ageotis impres- 
sion. 

As an evening's enteniiinmcnt, 
it is just .so-so ;ind will dniw only 
so-so trade for a few weiKs. chieny 
because of the Farnum affiliation. 
It will not rate for a run although 
there is no figuring the r.trnum 
draw or Hopkins's iiit< ti ions to 
force it at ^is own house, the I'ly" 
mouth, which fact mu>t ii'.'^o be con- 
sidered. 

The dirt angle may also figure. 
It is very frtink in its illi'it rela- 
tions, either sex bragging of f"n<i 
memories and anticiiiat<^cl moment?- 
The 'heavy" love scene in t'l'" ''^'^l 
ond act between the caiitain an" 
the l.idy is a sizzh r mid m^O' '"' 
terc.st. , 

Farnum is top-hole in hi^ P-^"' 
flottschalk and Claude All.stor "• 
a fop n.le. also s ood out. ""'■ 
Winwo.i.r.s impression seoint d «»■»" 
uig. For one thing, de-'pil' he 
carri.igf^ :ind breeding, the iiilrl"»' 

;ipI)oal that would sway tl '"*', 

wi,-e fiokle fieel.ooter iwlio •'•"!, 
rcuU made familiar wiih • ii' "' '' , 
la.lus in waiting and v'>..^ '"" Z 
solid with th.< otlier f-o "" ', 
iilo.il) i-oemed absent. *'''^'- 



Wednesday October 7, 1925 



LEGITIMATE 



VARIETY 



29 



PLAYS OUT OF TOWN 



YOUNG WOODLEY 

Boston, Oct. 9. 

Glenn Hanter haa apparently 
conic through with another winner 
In a three-act play of English 
school life, which will probably bo 
called "Young Woodley." Written 
by John Van Dreuten, said to be 
an KngUshman still in his tweptles, 
the play was taken by George C. 
•Tyler and Ba«ll Dean an en Ideal 
comedy vehicle to develop into an- 
other "Merton of the Movies." So 
confident were they that the pro- 
gram at last night's premiere at the 
Hollls Street Theatre flatly an- 
nounced it to be a comedy. It 
turned out to be a surpri.singly 
tense drama and a personal triumph 
for young Hunter. 

The story is incredibly simple. 
Hunter Is known as young Woodley, 
an IS-year-old student at a private 
English school preparing for Cam- 
abridge. In his senior year he falls 
'In love witli the housemaster's 
young and rather bored wife. She 
Induces him to admit his love, he 
kisses her, and the husband enters. 

Young Woodley cannot be ex- 
pelled without airing the eternal 
triangle. He continues on in school. 
His roommates rag him until he 
draws ;i knife and tries to kill the 
boy who implied that the school- 
master's wife was not like Caeser's 

wife. 

This time he is expelled, the 
schoolmaster's wife intercedes with 
Toung Woodley's father, tolls him 
the true story sealed in the boy's 
lips, bids the boy farewell in one 
of the most unsual love scenes of 
a wholesome nature seen in many 
a season and the curtain falls ort 
the beginning of a real understand- 
ing between the father and hi.s 
motherless boy. 

The thing Is talky, almost hope- 
lessly 80 at flrat, but the wholesome 
boy, loyal and white, trying to do 
the fair thing, is an Irresistible 
character that had the more mature 
part of the audience in tears at 
times. Whipped Into shape It 
should be a real success, drawing 
to older people In the middle and 
upper classes. 

Helen Gahagan and Herbert 
Bunston have the only other Im- 
portant roles. The balance of the 
cast includes Oeorge Walcott, Geof- 
frey John Harwood, Edward Cran- 
d.T.11. John Gerard, Esther Bell and 
Grant Stewart. Ijibhy. 



THE JEFFERSONS 

Hodton. Oct. 2. 
ComMy In three acU by Vhiceiii rxnig- 
laas At th» Copley Theatps bjr the Coi»- 
ley Theatre companx, for the flret time In 
America, week of 8ept. 28. 

fltsphen Anthony Victor TVody 

Jo««i>h Poraliuw O. Wurilley Hulae 

Chriitopher JefTereon B. B. Olive 

Helen Jeffereon Jeeaeralne Ne wcomb 

MaUunlel Moescrop Charles Vane 

Sllaa P. Ualllnson Alan Mowbray 

Rosle JcfTerson Katherlne Standinir 

OeoSrey Moaecrop Terrence Nell 

auiiabeth . .^ May EdliS 

This la the second "English Im- 
iwrtatlon" to be put on at the Cop- 
ley this season. Cllve, director of 
the company and the star performer, 
returned from the other side with 
more than a score of new and prac- 
tically untried E^nglish pieces, most- 
ly comedies, which he is using for 
his plays this year. 

With the Copley audience the plays 
find a ready response. It Is doubt- 
ful, however, if they would oome up 
to the standard for straight legiti- 
mate production or road shows. The 
two produced so far certainly would 
not. "The Jeffersons" Is a comedy 
with the love interest and business 
■ being mixed up together about 
equally. The play is all business for 
the drat act and a half and then the 
romance comea In and engages the 
attention for the balance of the 
•how. 

Clive. playing the lead, that of the 
owner of a mill, practically carries 
the piece on his shoulders. He Is 
an exceptionally good actor for com- 
edy character parts and gives the 
impression of putting Into the play 
* lot of laughs that the author left 
out 

This company Is exceptional In 
one respect. It hasn't any difficulty 
in putting on English shows true to 
.'«•■ It's difficulty lies In getting 
♦h*' P'^Perly the American end of 

Sn, when such a part figures. 

The comedy is sUged in the ilrst 
two acts in the office of Jefferson's 
mill In Farncombe, a small mill 
wwn, Jefferson was once the mighty 
man of the town, but Mosscrop had 
come In and through underhanded 
methods had almost put the skids 
under the Jefferson business. A 
siriKe nmong Jefferson's employees 
{ooked like the last straw and then 
into the picture wandered the 
American inventor. His Invention 
lunia the tables in Jefferson's favor 
*°^ Mosscrop gftes dawn for the 

Then In introduced Into the play 
«oslo Jofforaon and Geoffrey Moss- 
crop, ofTsprlnKs of the two business 
*nemlns. They love nnd through 
meir romjineo a reconciliation is 
orouglit .nhout between the two cap- 
i«iH8 of the mill Industry nnd the 
usualhappy ending is reoonl.d. 

iho .relTt'r.sons" In a one-man 
«,M V ""'' '" o' *^^ comedy type 
wnich ,.rn<?s the st.age so frequently, 
'JUt only rarely regi.ster. lAbhey. 



WEAK SISTERS 

Atlantic City, Oct. t. 

This new play by Lynn Starling 
has moments when it hardly Justi- 
fies its name as there are times 
when the treatment of the theme 
becomes rather "strong." Mr. Star- 
ling introduoes eight more or less 
youthful dam.sels from a di.sorderly 
house that has been raided and who 
are taken to the home of a respec- 
table citizen where they are 
preached to by a bogus mission 
worker until one of the ladies dis- 
closes his past. 

The exposure saves Faith Corey, 
daughter of the respectabl • citizen, 
from becoming the bride of the mis- 
sionary. 

The characters are well worked 
out and the lines at times are de- 
lightful. The players create enough 
laughs to entertain Indu'gent audi- 
ences. 

Carletta Irwin, as Faith, is capa- 
ble. L<ouis Galloway, as the bobbed- 
haired grandmother, is another role 
richly conceived as Is William T. 
Hays, who appears as her deaf and 
persistent wooer. Harold Kinney la 
excellent and Spring ByinKton is 
satisfactory as the se .imontal 
mother. The mission worker por- 
trayed by Osgood Perkins is capital. 

The entire action, in three acta, 
takes place on the side norch of the 
Corey home. 



THE GEtAWAY 

Atlantic City. Oct 1. 

"The Getaway" an adventure play 
In three acts and Ave scenes by 
Charles K. Van Kiper, with Violet 
Heming In the leading role is the 
old fashioned melodrama very much 
modernized. The story unfolds 
smoothly and rapidly enough to pro- 
vide an evening of excellent enter- 
tainment. Mr. Van Riper doej the 
unusual in his play. In that he starts 
out with a first act scene of light 
comedy and, turning abruptly to 
melodrama, works up to a third act 
which packs enough excitement to 
fill a half dozen shows. 

However, most of the success of 
"The Getaway" is due to the superb 
work of Miss Heming and a well 
selected cast. Miss Heming has the 
role of Beatrice Terhune, an ultra- 
modern society girl, who immediate- 
ly after snaring her "Wyoming 
Bill" (Minor Watson) rjuarrels with 
bim. The same evening she packs 
and, with her aunt, starts for China. 
While in Chicago she steps from a 
picture theatre to a waiting taxi left 
standing by a notorious crook and 
his henchmen who kill and rob the 
treasurer of the house. How she Is 
whisked away, kidnaped and forced 
to maKe a cross country Journey as 
the prisoner of the escaping gim- 
naen, is told in rapid-fire manner. 
Of course, she is carried to Wy- 
oming, a few miles from Bill's ranch, 
and Justice extricates her. 

No better selection for Bill could 
have been made than Mr. Watson. 
His love scene in the first act with 
Miss Heming, mildly burlesQued at 
timefl. is a fine bit of light comedy. 

C. Henry Gordon, Eric Dressier 
and Louis Soring, as the gunmen, 
and Paul Harvey, as the western 
bad man, were excellent. The lesser 
roles were filled capably by Dallas 
Taylor, Penelope Hubbard. C. Mao- 
Le.an Savage, Marie Stanton, Arthur 
Allen, Ernest Pollock and Anthony 
Stanford. 



that set and to allow Antonia to b« 
licrsuaded by a young fiapperish 
niece to pay one short visit to the 
city in order to help her (the niece) 
to make the conquest of a handsome 
French captain. 

In the second act, laid In the din- 
ing ryum of a gay Budapest hotel, 
Antonia makes a stunning entrance, 
completely transformed by" stylish 
gown and cloak. Almost immediate- 
ly she exerts her old charm. A for- 
mer admirer, grown a bit gray, 
comes to her table to pay court, and 
the French captain, ignoring the 
niece, makes violent love to hei. 
The atmosphere causes Antonia to 
make a night of it, but she goes only 
just so far and decides, in the wee 
hours, to return to farm and hubby. 

The last act back in the garden, 
discloses the cold reception given her 
by Fancsy upon her return. She lies 
herself out of it with some dexterity, 
but the arrival of the two admirers, 
still amorous and one with a vtry 
decided "Jag." upsets the whole 
thing. Both lovers offer to talco her 
away, but she flrnjly refuses. Final- 
ly the husband sees the Joke, and 
the four sit down to breakfast. 

Miss K.inibeau gave a splendid 
performance last night, one that had 
a variety of moods from light, al- 
most farcical, comedy to great se- 
riousness and romantic love-making. 

Mips Uambeau had to step lively, 
as Philip Merlvale was right there 
to give her a run for honors, jfterl- 
vale has never done a finer lyfece of 
acting in this city, and his tipsy 
scene, in the last act. was a gem.,^ 
Georges Renavant played the French 
captain and did It very nicely. 
Lumsden Hare seemed rather wast- 
ed in the part of the husband, but 
there Is no doubt he got every bit 
of value from the part, while Ruth 
Hammond scored effectively as the 
flapper niece. 

Sam Sidman and Anne Brody 
rather overplayed the roles of two 
"newly rich" in the restaurant. Ilka 
Chase was an exotic siren In the 
same scene. 

Josef Urban has supplied two good 
settings, but that of the restaurant, 
a thinnr of much gilt and gorggous- 
ness with the lights of the city twin- 
kling from a blue background, was 
the most striking. Arthur Richman, 
not credited on the program, adapt- 
ed the play from the Hungarian, and 
did a neait piece of work, the fault 
of the first act apparently belonging 
to the author. 

A careful pruning of that Initial 
act nnd a little more surety In the 
playing of the subtle and delicious 
comedy at the end should give more 
adequate assistance to the luscious 
second act and the remarkably fine 
cast. In that case there Is no reason 
why "Antonia** should not vie with 
"Fata Morgana" and "The Swan" 
for the patronage of the more intel- 
lectually Inclined. Water*- 



It would be a waste to go through 
this show in detail because it will 
be so rewritten and so much re- 
vamped. 

Principal Interest will naturally 
center around Wilton I..ackaye 
"busting" into tlio "merry merry." 
To gel the lAckaye name Carroll 
look an unfair aUvantage of the 
player. He is burdened with a 
"dick" role tliat most anybody 
could handle and without a redeem- 
ing moment in It. That isn t f lir. 

Vivienne Segal comes Into her 
own. Here U a voice that has al- 
ways meant much on Broadway but 
which has now reached greater 
heights. It is sincerely believed 
that Miss Segal now po^isesscs the 
best sopnino In musKal comedy — 
but oh, if she would only get a 
little pep. 

Wanda Lyon Is an asset to any 
production. Does well, too with the 
part of Allen's wife wlio is Just 
"nutty" over him. 

Irving l^eebe looks great, reads 
well but his singing is doubtful. 

For the dancing end there la 
Chester Fredericks. This youth 
brings in many new steps and Is 
ably assisted by Gertrude Lcmmon. 
Uulph Rlggs and Katherlne Wltch- 
ie constitute a decidedly rare coni- 
biti.ation, a dancing team that can 
really dance and also acquit them- 
selves with much credit in two im- 
portant roles. Bennett's Chinese 
character, led by these two was 
the outstanding feiiture of tl'e open- 
ing. The costuming is real money 
and artistry combined. 

If Carroll takes this one in under 
a month he's courting ditiaster. 
Sufflc'lont revision should give him 
a show. Meakin, 



ANTONIA 



Philadelphia, Oct. 6. 
Adapted from the Hungarian ot Malchlor 
I^ensyel by Arthur Kichman and elajrrlng 
Maxjorle Rambenu. Presented by C. K. 
Fruhman at the Uarrick theatre. 



Phllly has had nearly a dozen try- 
outs this season, but "Antonia," pre- 
sented last night 1« the first drama 
to be given Its premiere here. It 
was given the benefit of a splendid 
cast and the usual Frohman taste in 
dignity and care of production. 

The Melchior Lengyel play has one 
act the second, that should cause 
talk. Last night a large audience, 
which included m»ny New Yorkers, 
W«8"'»tiri«d to what amounted prac- 
tically to an ovation after that stan- 
za. The last act which from an 
artistic standpoint la unqualifiedly 
good, was noost mildly received witii 
less than the usual afler-curtain 
smattering of applau.se. The first 
act Is frankly dull and in need of 
repairs. 

"Antonia" must win whatever 
success it can on the strength of that 
second act and the splendid work of 
the entire cast The act is long, but 
It Includes everything from farce to 
heavy drama. Furthermore, there is 
every romantic attribute known to 
the Hungarian school, Including the 
weird, h.iunting strains of gyp.sy 
music (played by an orcliostra on 
the stage), gay uniforms, love-mak- 
ing in every corner, a touch of danc- 
ing and the pi pping of champagne 
corks. Theatrically it is one of the 
most pff'.ctive things seen here in 
several seasons. 

The first act. In Id In the garden of 
a country home in Hungary, Intro- 
duces Antonia Fancsy (.Ml.sa Itiin- 
I.cau) as the wife of a placid coun- 
try gentleman, but formerly an ac- 
tress and the toast of Budapest night 
lif^. It take."? the entire act to get 



OH. YOU! 



Washington, Oot. L 
Earl Carroll presenta a new maaloal com- 
edy with nuuio by Ulllon Sualrlod. Book 
and lyrlca by Faul Porter and B. H. Burt. 
iJances and eneemblee by David Bennett. 
BUffad by Eari Carroll. ProUuatlon owned 
by Is J rig Pnxlucins Corp. 

St a tioninaater Jack Ftsher 

Chuns Ralph RlKC* 

Oresory.... Cheater Frederick* 

Daphne Vivienne Sec«l 

Maid VInrlnIa Van 

Horace IU«an. ............ .Wilton Lackaye 

Henry KIkina..... Irvlns Beebe 

Ma.lire Bantam Wanda Lyon 

Natalie .Gertrude Lnrnnon 

Wee Toy Katharine Wltchle 

Taxi Driver At Fhiher 

Wllmnr Bantam I/oater Allen 

Uobb Edwarda Wm. Foran 



W« ar* all said to possess a 
guardian angeL If that be true, then 
Karl Carroll's was working overtime 
for htm when he guided this new 
musical endeavor away from a cold 
opening In New York. Never has a 
new one been tried out here and 
been so decidedly off as "Oh, You." 

It would b« unfair to CarroU and 
his players to "hand" thla affair 
what it really deserved on the open- 
ing. First because there has been 
real coin spent on this production, 
which tops everything from this an- 
gle that has been presented here 
with mighty few exceptions. As the 
piece is laid in Florida there is a 
great chance for atmosphere In ex- 
teriors, and these have been fully 
realized upon. This Florida angle 
also mifrht suggest that possibly s 
bunch of real estate men have sunk 
a few thousand here, because never 
has Carroll sponsored anyihtM? 
where real money stuck out all over 
the place as it does In this, his lat- 
est production. ' 

In the second place Dave Ben- 
nett has done a great Job In the 
staging of numbers. There Is a lot 
of work to be done here yet but 
Bennett's ideas woro there, new 
rine.s, too, and henoe Carroll has 
another asset 

The music — there's the rub. Mil- 
ton Siisklnd seemingly put every- 
thing In his theme song, "Oh, You" 
which la pretty enough. But one 
number won't make a show and It 
was pluggc<] a little bit too hard 
at the opening. The book — too 
much of it. 

If It meant anything It would be 
different but cliasing siiiiik'Klera 
and having the coni'dl.in .and the 
IcTdlng man got niixe<l up In the 
(•basing should not ho treated so 
very seriously. II.'ilf of It will liave 
to 1« thrown out 

The comeriy found little Ixistcr 
Allen with a burden wished on his 
wee self that prob.-ibly would not 
h.'ive been too mui-h for liim If he 
had had something to do except 
repeat what haul gone before 



CRAIG'S WIFE 

Buffalo, Oct. 2. 

Drama written and etased by Ueurice 
Kelly, yroiluced by RoiaHe Steward, with 
!KttliiK!< by Hhcldon K VIele. Caat Includes 
Anne Sutherland, Joaephlne Wllllama, Miir> 
r.lldi'a. <Jhryst;»l H«mi". Eleanor Mlab. 
Chnrlea TrnwhrlilKr, Jixirphlna Hull, Arllng 
AJclne, Arthur Shaw and Nelan Japp. 



CROOKED FRIDAY 

Stamford. Conn., f>ct. 1. 
The Mesure. Shubert. In .\si»orl;itlun with 
B. A. Meyer, present ^Uennta Nt-iUon-Ti rry 
and Mary lllynne In "Th» I'nxiknd KrlJay." 
by Mo:a'kt.in Uofle. tjluged t/y Uunala 
Nellaon-Terry. 

A lexandrr Tristan John R. Tuinbull 

Micky Ma^Mor William Wuinn 

Ba«loy W.AlIai-e \Vui>d 

Michael Trlatan ... Dennla N'.-'.L-viin-l'erry 

Howard Ljimpeter Walter Walkt-r 

Charles I.iami>eter Donald ]-'i>Kter 

llf>Kor IVteraiore Richard Gordon 

KcIlK EUsh.A r.).ik.'. Jr. 

Inspeotur Murray Joseph Burton 

I>otoc(lve Jamt'son liarry Nelson 

liiitiH'ilve li'erKueon J<>H,>ph i^ill,'pr 

A Fervent W.tltcr I'linife 

Krlday Mary Olynne 



Here is drama — honest, virile, soul- 
searching stuff — that should warm 
the cockles of every true disciple of 
the American theatre. In It, George 
Kelly quits the comic mood and 
strides forth as a figure of dra- 
matic destiny which, if "Crnlg's 
Wife" Is to be taken as an Indica- 
tion, bids far to outstrip any of his 
contemporaries of the native stage. 
Kelly by this latest gesture deserves 
careful and respective attention.- 

This Is literally the finest sort of 
drama. Fine In the sense of its com- 
position, its treatment and, above 
all. Ha taste. In grammatical con- 
struction. Its phrases might have 
been the work of a college professor. 
And Kelly came out of vaudeville. 
Genius alone can explain such a 
trans'ltion and evolution. There were 
half a dozen occasions at the open- 
ing when the audience broke Into 
applause, struck by the resounding 
truth and stark realism of situation 
or Una. 

The story concerns a bitterly sel- 
fish woman to whom all lifo means 
the possession solely of material 
things, the "worship of household 
furnishings." Her plan of existence 
is directed toward rendering secure 
her hold on her husband and the 
domination of her home. To this end 
she resents the presence of friends 
and outsiders. Is Jealous of all with 
whom her husband mingles and 
seeks to dominate tl.d household In 
the minutest particulars. But the 
husband sees the truth and leaves 
her as do all the servants and even 
her own relations. The structure 
she has so carefully built falls about 
her, nothing is left but the house 
and lis furnishings and she comes 
to realize too late that the mere 
possessions of material things Is an 
empty mockery. 

Despite the unusual character of 
the theme. Kelly has built up a 
drama of Intense and moving In- 
terest. The unnatural element Is 
lost fight of In the ebb and flow of 
the unfolding and the skillfull In- 
terweaving of a murder- mystery 
counterplot — merely sketched — aids 
in the telling. The piny gets off 
slowly and Is saved only by the 
splended acting of Miss Heme. The 
finish, also. Is a bit soggy, much 
of the husb.and's moralizing ringing 
preachy and untrue In the author's 
effort to drive home his le.«8on. MfT 
Kelly must be careful. The high- 
brows win get him If he doesn't 
watch out. They've ruined more than 
one promising dramatist 

The cast Is uniformly excellent. 
Miss Heme played beautifully one 
of the most sympathetic roles in the 
entire roster of Americjin drama. 
Charles Trowbridge turned In a sin- 
cere huni.an delineation. Josephine 
Hull and Anne Sutherland contrib- 
uted materially and even the ser- 
vants were histrionically glorified. 
Kelly's staging was striking and In 
places unusual. SheMon Vlele's sin- 
gle setting proved a gem of atmos- 
phere and propriety and hammered 
li'iiiie the theinu effectively. 

"Craig's Wifo" is smashing, 
stntlghtaway drama of rare Inten- 
sity and power. It proves tleorge 
K'elly to be a figure to be reckoned 
with In our theatre. It is cert;iln 
to prove strong discussion and wide 
crllicl.sm. not only for its sliillful 
technique, but for the exti lurdiiiary 
high qiialltj «t Its conipoKlt.lon and 
the <;ornr»eIllng Inten-Kt of Us cliar- 
actorlcatlon and treatment. 

Uwrfm. 



"The Crooked Friday," by Monck- 
ton Iloffe, with a London se.ison to 
its credit, played four practice per- 
formani-es here and will be added 
to the already large infiux of Knglish 
Import.atlons in New York next 
Thursday at (ho BIJou. Five players 
have l)een imported and the rest 
of a cast of 13 has been supplied 
from our side of the ocean. 

The locale of the play Is divided 
between the lima bean-shapod Isl- 
and where they are sensible about 
alcohol and the string-be;ined one 
where we are not. "The prologue 
consists of a road near Windsor in 
England. It is 1900 and Micky, a 
boy of 10, traveling with his father, 
discovers an ab.indoned baby in a 
potato sack by the roadside. The 
day is Friday so the boy calls the 
baby girl "Friday" and later tattoos 
the name on her left arm. 

Twenty-five years later he retains 
a lasting affection for the girl Fri- 
day who has for some years been 
lost to him. By means of her tat- 
tooed arm he traces her to America 
only to learn tiiat she is a notorious 
crook. Micky, as a rich young man 
of 35, has discovered by experience 
that women are attracted to him 
rather than loving him. So, still 
wishing to win Friday he frames an 
experiment In love. 

lie represents himself as an agent 
for someone who has left the girl 
f2,000 a month and then proceeds 
to Impersonate one of those delight- 
ful gentlemen who live off women. 
He accomplishes this with Friday 
until she falls desperately In love 
with him. 

Not ready yet (though why, the 
play does not explain) to ask her to 
marry him he refuses her offer to 
live with her. Offended she tricks 
him into the hands of the police, 
later confessing so that he Is freed. 
The story then comes out and Micky 
and Friday fall In each others' arms 
for a movie ending. 

The play Is always effective and 
continually entertaining, though to 
a major extent It is the excellent 
work of the cast that makes it so. 
The tone of the drama Itself Is curi- 
ously Inconsistent One minute It 
Is broad farce and the next it Is 
husky whispers. It even has odd, 
poetic moments which, however, are 
pleasingly fanciful. The inclusion 
of the prologue Is not necessary. It 
can be put down as a luxury f>>r 
threo players to be brought .icross 
the sea for a six minute scene that 
Is accomplished by exposition in the 
first act 

Dennis Nellson-Terry, of the fa- 
mous stage family of Terry, la 
charmingly English as Micky. He is 
capably able to live up to the illogi- 
cal assertion of a lady at the break- 
In who is convinced that he ought 
to be (I good actor. His wlf«, Mary 
Glynne, finds she has to force Frl^ 
day's more emotional moments but 
otlierwise handles well a dlfflcult 
role calling for both English and 
American characteristics. 

Entertaining character sketches 
are given by Richard Gordon and 
Walter Walker. The rest <jf the cast 
Is up to the mark of the play. 

"The Crooked Friday" stands a 
good chance of a substantial run. 
The BIJou Is a nice house for It and 
It's an English season. It has l^oen 
rumored that Ellen Terry will come 
to America to see the play. Tliis is 
very doubtfuL Fratt 



A Fascinating Devil 

"A Fasclnatlns Devil." by Mynm C, 
Fagan, produced at the New I.>utroit Opera 
houae (>ct. 4. Caat: 

Dickie Willla Bruce Brass 

Roberta I.,orlmer t'altb Uaso 

Dr. Fred Power Wm. Wllllame 

Mra. Jay Brlshton Helen Ware 

Jay llrlchtoo lierri.ird Nfilell 

Dr. Field Fredcrl'-k Burt 

Kenneth Montague Harry Rcmllng 

Florence Trscr .. Florence Mahos Hubbtos 



Detroit. Oct. 8. 

Mr. Fagan has woven an lntrl« 
cats and highly interesting melo- 
drama, but the only difficulty It 
presents Is that Helen Ware, the 
star of the cast and a splendid ac- 
tress, has practically nothing to do. 

The plot requires her to play the 
role of an elderly woman, f;i»clnatod 
by a sleek young adventurer. Intent 
on mOiTrylng her for the fortune left 
her by a former huRband. 

The .'Itb'jnalr advenlur«r does 
succeed In the marriage and at once 
bfKlns his diat)ollcal plotting to rid 
lilmH»'lf of the woman. He has suc- 
ceeded In getting her to niaJ<e a will 
le.-i.vlng all of her properiy to biin, 
iiHliig an In.sidlotis poison for his 
purposQ. 11" deftly Inserts the stuff 
Ii;t') her fi.n<l. Sho becomew ill. The 
docti>r, a sVl'Iftd iirnctitloner ■and 
a dear frbn 1 of Iho wofnan. Is called 
In nnd presTllts. 

Tlie hufb.and then begins putting 
the pol.-ion In the wife's merllolna. 
She grows wouksr and weaker. 



90 



VARIETY 



LEGITIMATE 



Wednesday, October 7, 1925 



with tiie adventurer ull but aohlev- 
iiis bia vile purpose, when the doc- 
tor, who had been extremely puzzled 
by his patient's malady, dlncovei-a 
* liiit has been going on. 

In a skillful and highly dramatic 
manner he prevents the trage«ly 
Jroni reaching Us conclusion. 

There Is conHlderaMe love Interest J 
and some excellent characteriza- 
tions. Miss Ware as the wife pre- 
Bf-nts an interesting study, but those 
t\ho know thiH a<tresa' polonilalltles 
and her fine emotional gifts will 
never be content to see her as a 
pallid patient, complaining of her 
falniinff .<ipells and sipping pale pink 
niedirine out of a glass. 

The acting honors are ea.sily cap- 
tured by Frederick Burt as the 
doctor. Bernard Nedell also does 
a fine piece of work as the smlliiig 
villain. 



Musfia! 
t'i'-i-cte i 



SUZANNE 

Worcester, Mass., Oct. 1. 

.oiiicdy presenteit by John Court. 

I'J" I'-Mgar AlacUreBur; »lory by 




Irma Mniwlok, ZnHle Tilbury. Amos 
V n, hirifst (ilendennlng. William W 



Suzanne," which had its pre- 
Tn;eri. here Sept. 28, Is a witty, 
•■-..oiful. entertainins: musical com- 
edy, but there Is a deplorable lack 
nf lyrics. Deplorable because Iff 
KMinK lo be some job to get New 
lork to enthuse about it unless 
this most important feature of a 
musical comedy is attended to wlth- 
ou, de!ay. AI.so there is a luck of 
Binglng principals, which may ac- 
cotmt for the fault-finding with the 
lyrics. Certainly there is something 
•wrong with a musical comedy that 
r :iys a whole week in one place 
Without anybody knowing more 
than one or two words of the prin- 
ci v,l songs. 

•Vorcester liked "Sustanne." It 
aiw-iys likes the first musical com- 
euy of the season. But those who 

""IJ'^J* y*""* ""^"y enthusiastic 
and the critics who have been hard- 
boiled in their treatment of some 
or the standard oflTerlngs said real 
rr ce things. New York hasn't got 

iL^T^.u^""^ '■'»*'* »«^ay. how- 
ever, for the present plan will give 

rMrS^"'^ *^ l!'« *='*y premiere In 
Ph J^P .,^"'1. ''^ '*>« ""n® it hits 
the Windy City the lyrical defect, 
V hlch Is the only fault to be found 
ni.ny be removed. 

'^he book is exceptionally well 
tiir.ed and carries the continuity 
v.tn an ease not usual In the 
average musical comedy. Glenden- 
ning is sUrred and plays his role 
in .he Glendennlng way that the 
UiT.itre public has learned to as- 
S03 ate with any character he un- 
dr -tikes. 

O'endennlng either g«(9 over blK 
or Hops, according to individual Im- 
pio.(s.on. Handicapped by the ab- 
sence of a Valentino mug and the 
J.iek of a Dempsey physique. Glen- 
•Irnnlng is one of the few leadins 
men who must wholly rely on his 
acting. The fact that he gets over 
Is a tribute not to his personality 
but to the fact that he Is a finished 
actor. Irnia Warwick, who plays 
opposite him. Will not startle but 
eI:o IS restful to the eyes. 

i:uth Warren and William Wayne 
from vaudeviUe, will have to hold 
in or they'll run away with the 
8i;ow. Both have personality. Ruth 
has the mechanical perfection need- 
*""!., I.-'^"' eccentric comedienpo 
i\ ■ ,V^5"«.-s humor is infectious. 
J>orl.^ Ivxton contributed not a little 
Mie <;an still dance and her acting 
is ;,'ood. Doris has a corner on the 
beauty market In the piece. The 
Do<l!-'e Sisters also deserve mention 
for tlieir dancing. They come out 
or the chorus to do the real big 
things in the terpslchorean line 
n bree others deserve mention: John 
^•heehan for his cop role, Kdgar 
<.ardner for his dance contributions 
and Theodore Babcock for his 
•Irunk. One of the critics declared 
It w;i8 almost a violation of the IStli 
aniondment to*watch him. 

The story of Suzanne is that of 
a native son returning to his old 
lionie town during old home w6ek. 
He if, suijposed to have made mil- 
lions but in reality his capital is 
t',"i, *'iS- ''* comes to town In a 
Kolls Royce, which is little better 
than stolen, having been appro- 
priated from the rightful owner by 
the rightful owner's chauffeur 
Suzanne Is the magnet that lure."! 
him to his almost undoing. How 
he escapes Is the story. 

The chorus is a good singing col- 
lection and also has good danco 
numbers. The Dodge Sisters are 
not the only talented ones amon^ 
the 18, for Peggy Penn steps out 
and gives a good specialty. 

Whatever is acoompllfhed by the 
music the credit will have to go lo 
Ray Miller and his jazz .symphony 
orchestr-a. That orchestra is ex- 
actly what Harry Archer's collec- 
tion was to "My Olrl." Hut Millei. 
himself, is the life of the production 
even though he Is in the, oi;i^hrstr.i 
pit and not on the 6tag» During 
Intermission he slnga. For the pres- 
ent makeup "Suzanne," "Oh Henry" 
and "Maybe I Will" stand out as 
the siong hits, with the best bet the 
title number. 

The first night was quite an event 
With .Tohn Cort, his son Harry, Far- 



n<y Claywin, Lynn Overman, Roy 
Koyston, Ra:ph Morgan, Mrs. Ern- 
est Cileiidenning and Channing Poi- 
loi'k in tho audience. 

Kilward MacGregor, director of 
"Suzanne," previous to the show 
leaving for Buffalo annojn.-ed that 
there would be a shakeup In the 
cast before the piece began Its sec- 
ond week. The changes affect the 
book, the much needed lyrical de- 
fect and the cast. 

MacGregor said a new prima 
donna would probably le added to 
share the songs with Irma Marwick, 
who retains the title role. Rumors 
that Ernest Glendinning would bo 
replaced were stated to be unfound- 
ed. 

Zeffle Tilbury, tho mother, has 
left the cast; Jack Raffael was taken 
suddenly 111 and his part will be 
given to another; the lines previous- 
ly carried by Doris Eaton have been 
exchanged. Miss Eaton will carry 
on her eccentric dances but will be 
relieved of some of her songs; eight 
more chorus girls and six more men 
will be taken on at Buffalo; a quar- 
tet has been added for voice vol- 
ume; Ray Miller will augment his 
orchestra with several string in- 
struments to modify its present 
brassy tone, and two entirely ..ew 
scenes have been written Into the 
book. 

Quilfoj/lc. 



tage of a part to which she is not 
totally suited either In appearance, 
voice or action. She does, however, 
take complete advantage of every- 
thing the play offers from a cofttunie 
point of view and this piece may be 
classed as a costume show. 

Ralph Forbes, aa the gentleman's 
gentleman with Jacobean Ideals and 
an undying love for the lady who 
has been tho mistress of "The 
Prince," carries off the most difficult 
part with a good deal of credit, but 
the play offers the best vehicle for 
the English acto*-, Robert Lorraine, 
as a supercilious and mulish roue. 

The piece was classed aa risque 
by Canadian critics, but anything 
verging on a sex situation Is han- 
dled with gloves. The action gen- 
erally in slow, particularly in the 
second act, which falls away, but 
the play Itself Is clever. 

It Is a talk shAw aimed at the 
highbrow trade. Cotvan, 



THE WRITERS, HOLLYWOOD 



Man With a Load of Mischief 

Toronto, () # i 

A I.ady Ruth ChatU'rtDn 

Her Miiivl ." Birilia, ilaun 

A Nobleman.,... Robert Lorraiite 

His Man Ralph Forl)«K 

All Innkeeper A. O. .VndrewH 

Uls Wlte Je.>iBld tUiph 



This Is the American production 
of the Hayniarket success by Ashley 
Dukes In which Miss Chatterton and 
her husband, Ralph Forbes, appear 
together as lovers. 

It is a period play, using eighteenth 
century atmosphere as a skeleton on 
which to hang a lot of dialogue 
dealing with modern sexology. The 
play is. In fact, largely a series of 
connected dialogues with some solil- 
oquies thrown in. •,Few of its scenes 
Involve more than two characters. 

Miss Chatterton, as a lady noted 
for her lig\)t virtue and heavy phi- 
losophy, plays under the dlsadvan- 



The Judge's Husband 

Wllllamsport, Pa., Oct. 3. 

Play produced by !>« Shubert at the 
Majestic, Oct. 1. Caat Includes William 
Hndge, Minnie Milne, Mattle Keene, 
Cbarlea Vemer, Ruth Lyons, Gladys Han- 
.^on. Alexander Clarke, Jr.. Reynolds Den- 
niston, Marie Baynes, Charlotte Acheson. 



William Hodge's "^he Judge's 
Husband," is ostensibly a comedy 
with situations seldom approached 
in the average run of plays. The 
play offers a -plain Warning to men 
who tempt fate by begetting wive? 
with political aspirations. 

The piece has to do with the do- 
mestic troubles of Joe Kirby (Mi\ 
Hodge) and his" wife, Mrs. Judge 
Kirby (Gladys Hanson) who has 
been appointed to the bench of the 
Superior Court. She becomes so 
wrapped up with politics that she 
has no time for her husband. 
Hubby, also a lawyer, is relegated 
to the position of housekeeper. The 
judge suspects her husbajid of be- 
ing enamored of a Frertch maid of 
which he Is not guilty, but the re- 
lations become so strained >that she 
starts (flvorce proceedings and sits 
in- judgment on her own case. 

There are no noticeably weak 
roles In the production, with Matie 
Keen and Minnie Milne prominent. 



PLAYS ABROAD 



THE UNFAIR SEX 

London, Sept. 24. 

Farclal comedy In tbree acta by Eric Hud- 
son. Presented by Rdbert Courtneldc*. pro- 
duced by Cbarlea Courtncldce «t the Savoy 
theatre, Sept. t. 

Diana Trevor Athene f?eyler 

Geoffrey Trevor Basil Foster 

Harvey Fane Clifford Molllson 

Joan Dellflse Rosaline Courtneldce 

Helen Deliase Henrietta Watson 

Sir Henry Hasketh, K. C C. M. Tjowne 

Pinker Ethel Coleridge 

Smith K. B. Norman 



FOR THEE 



American managers and booking 
agents in searcn of talent would do 
well to look Clifford Mollison over. 
Not since the days of Caryl Wilbur 
has there been such a light come- 
dian. Molllson, while as legitimate 
as W'llbur, perpetrates neat little ec- 
centricities along the lines of Ralph 
Lynn, Andrew Toombs, etc. 

Speaking of talent, the writer had 
occasion to review "The Sport of 
Klng.s" aa done at the Savoy last 
year. In which Rosaline Courtneidge, 
youngest daughter of Robert, ap- 
peared. The reviewer felt It his 
bounden duty to comment rather 

harshly upon the Incompetent and 
amateurish performane* of youns 
Miss Courtneidge and was agreeably 
surprised ]<xst night to find the 
young lady not only marvelously 
Improved, but that she had de- 
veloped into a splendid ingenue, 
worthy of a place In any high grade 
organization. It would be manifest- 
ly unfair to make reference to the 
above two youngsters without a 
word of praise for the remainder of 
the company, all of whom are well 
known a,s standard players. 

tfJ*- 'ptet of this piece, light as 
most farcical comedies prove to be. 
evolves round a fussy old K. C, hor- 
rified to find his married niece flirt- 
ing with a youthful novelist. A kiss 
snatched In the drawing room seems 
criminal In his eyes, but when he 
learns of a flirtation between the 
girl's husband and her best friend, 
the situation then appears to him 
tragic, and he determines to save 
these young people from their folly. 

Being a divorce court counsel, he 
tricks both sides Into believing each 
Is seeking an opportunity for di- 
vorce and BO encourages them to 
provide evidence in the form of 
ridiculous pet-name love letters 
which he dictates In a manner suf- 
ficient to satisfy the most exacting 
jury. After many twists and turns 
everything straightens and the 
uncle's trickery is revealed. 

The piece is a f.nrce without vul- 
garity or suggestion. A sufficient 
number of ludlcrDUs situations sus- 
tdln interest and anni.ie uproarious 
laughter. The dialog is smart, witty 
and rtfton hrllliant. 

It looks us if Robert .Courtneidge 
has 8lrni-k another sneceps for the 
.Qivoy. Joh. 



Berlin, Sept. 20. 

Since the old Circus Schumann 
was rebuilt for Professor Reln- 
hardt'a productions, this theatre has 
become one of the nicest and larg- 
est in Berlin. The style, the artistic 
decoration and lighting create a 
high class atmosphere. The house 
has been devoted to "revue"' since 
last year and this season's edition 
is "For Thee." Not much novelty Is 
presented. 

The revue starts with a third act 
of musical-play. That means th* 
finish of most musical plays, when 
the couple are married. This la the 
Introduction and the revue begins. 
Two comedians enter, one as an 
author and the second as a critic. 
The first says that he is responsible 
for the production and the Seconal 
says that he Is responsible for the 
success, meaning that business de- 
pends on press notices. The critic 
says that he has criticized for many 
years and was always disappointed 
by ending with marriage. He wants 
to see and to know what follows the 
wedding. Therefore the revue pre- 
sents tho honeymoon trip of the 
new married couple. 

Nothing novel, nothing ex<yting, 
sometimes suggestive, not too many 
clothes but especially colorful as to 
costumes. Not too much talent and 
no performance of real merit. The 
two comedians are the show, other- 
wise the best assets are the cos- 
tumes and the scenery by Professor 
Stern. The whole show runs in the 
usual American burlesque show 
style, on a bigger scale, with about 
70 girls. The music Is mediocre and 
most of the tunes are popular Amer- 
ican compositions. The best success 
are two kids. The Lollipops, from 
New York; eight male Tyrolean 
daners and three "cooche" dancers. 
Business is splendid, as the prices 
of tickets range from 20 cents to 
11.75 with the exception of some 
box seats up to $3.60. 



Loa Angeleij, Oct. 3. 
Tlie Wntcra, an organization 
composed of those who write for 
the screen, the little theatre and for 
art's sake In Hollywood, presented 
their first program of one act plays, 
Sept. 26-26 In their Playhouse, for 
tho '26-'26 season. 

Three of the five playlets were 
the output of members, with two 
having commercial possibilities. 
The other three were just of the 
type that possibly might appeal to 
those who care for the non-com- 
mercial, with one of that number 
a compilation of wise cracks and 
satirical remarks, assembled for 
amusing purposes but go no place 
in particular. 

The outstander was a novelty 
which Lupino Lano and Brandon 
Tynan conceived and titled "The 
Play's The Thing," describing It as 
a light triangular. It was possibly 
the smartest piece of business the 
gang out here had ever seen on a 
stage and proved the hit of the 
evening. 

Lane steppwl In front of the cur- 
tain prior to the time set for the 
act and made an announcement or 
prelude of wliat was to be expected, 
but not giving any indication of 
what was coming. He explained 
the dillicultles an author had, first 
In writing and then In casting and 
presenting his play. In a most 
humorous manner he stated that 
through .one misfortune or another 
the four people he had cast for the 
offering were unable to appear. 
However, under the circumstances, 
they would do the best they could. 
Then he concluded by saying that 
one of his countrymen had stated 
"The Play's The Thing," and de- 
parted. 

The curtains parted and all one 
could ace was a living room set In 
which was to be staged the tri- 
angular situation of the husband 



THE MONKEY TALKS 

London, Sept. 24. 
Adaptation by Rowland t^Igli of "Le 
Singe Qui Parle," by Rene Fauchols; pre- 
aented by A. Orevtlla Collins at the Little 
Theatre, London, Sept. •. Stage direction 
by Sidney Bland. 

Maxwell Denis Hogan 

Dardar BrembiT Wills 

nizzy Arthur Dcntcn 

Boozo Charles Stnlle 

First Acrobat James Zola 

Second Acrobat John Crawford 

IxireRzo , . Ch.'irles Carsun 

Dora Ijivender Betty Ross Clarke 

Attendant , Jnmes Hartley 

Bosa Enid I.lndnay 

UloomneM Henry Le Oraml 

Andy Tbomes Weguolln 

Sa^i Tom NcsbUt 

Jarko ,.., Jart^'ues Lerner 

Mrs. Vanderobf*..... Annl* Rsmond 

Maid ..ailllan Lind 



Since the New York rights of "Le 
Singe Qui Parle" have been ac- 
quired by Arch Selwyn and since It 
Is ffald that be Is negotiating with 



Jacques Lerner to repeat in Amer- 
ica the performance he has given 
with such success in Paris and Lon- 
don, more attention will here be 
given to "The Monkey Talks" than 
the piece deserves on its merits. 

The London production falls to 
show the play at Its best. That par- 
ticular kind of realism which char- 
acterizes French acting (outside the 
Comedle Francalse) alone can (?ftn- 
ceal the fact that the story Is melo- 
drama of the most unblushing kind. 
Even as staged in a little French 
provincial town with fit-un scenery, 
as witnessed by the writer, "Lc 
Singe Qui Parle" has a certain dis- 
tinction. It creates an atmosphere 
of the Paris circus and the babble 
of the circus folk awaiting their 
calls distraints the mind from con- 
templating the fact that the story is 
merely the old fragedy of the heart 
of a clown with the monkey's skin 
aa a substitute for monkey. 

Jacko, the talking monkey. Is a 
man In disguise. He is shown In 
the ring by a nobleman with a 
broken heart and a career ruined by 
his love for a faithless horse- 
woman. She reappears and urges 
him to resume their affair. He re- 
fuses because ho Is now In love 
with the funambulist, Dora Laven- 
.der, who Is also adored by the little 
man Inside the monkey's akin. Out 
of loyalty to "Jacko," the nobleman 
treats Dora with a coldness which 
threatens to end their friendship. 
Meanwhile, however, the hor.se- 
woman enables a rival to steal the 
talking monkey and substitute an 
ordinary performing ape in its place. 
With the aid of a ventriloquist the 
nobleman saves himself from dis- 
grace, but the rival Is ruined by 
the disclosure that his beast is a 
man inside a skin. Jacko comes 
back with only half his disguise, 
meets Dora, exjnalna the '•iobljK 
man's cruelty toward her, and all 
ends happily. 

Obviously this plot Is merely the 
setting for an exhibition of virtu- 
osity on the part of the actor who 
plays Jacko. The question Imme- 
diately arises. Is Lerner equal to his 
chances? Already the London pub- 
lic seems dubious and the Little 
theatre is feelln? the draft. Though 
his imitation of a monkey is good 
and aroused tremendous bursts of 
enthusiasm on the opening night, It 
Is not better than some American 
pantomlmlsts can manage. When 
It comes to the second and third 
acts, with "Jacko" apne.aring In his 
natural shape, Lerner Is at a great 
disadvantage. He Is unable to think 
In English and seems to have 
learned the lines parrot fashion. 

Under the circumstances. Arch 
.Selwyn would be well advised not 
to be too keen on taking Lerner 
to New York. This suggestion Is 
offered because he Is one of the few 
mnnapers who accept criticism In 
the spirit It Is written Instead of re- 
senting It as a personal insult. 

Jeto. 



finding tho wife In the arms of ih* 
lover, brcnklng things up, killing 
the lover and then being taken Into 
custody. 

Action by Lights 

This story was told without ih* 
appearance of a human on th« 
stage. 'For each character a differ- 
ent colored light flashed from the 
lamps. In front was used. Whita 
was for the woman; amber for the 
lover, red for the husband and blue 
for the law. As the a5;lon started 
the white spot was shot on an arm 
chair with the woman supposedly 
reading a book. The lover enters, 
the book is closed by a string and 
then white and amber get together 
for the love scenes. 

Knocks from the outside reveal 
the hu.iband has arrived and the 
red light Is shone all over, as a 
struggle starts between red and 
amber. Chairs and other pieces of 
furniture were knocked over and 
finally the pistol shot and the death 
of the lover. 

Blue enters, loeks at amber wl;h 
a green light flashing, designating 
death, and then white and red mak' 
Ing up. 

The thing was a howl and was 
clinKiTCd by the bows being taken 
by the colors In front of the cur- 
tain just as the live characters 
would do. During the enaction of 
the situation the music was fur- 
nlthed to blend Into them. It took 
Lane, Mitchell Lewis, Wallace 
Lupino and Joe Cox to handle the 
thing. It would blend well with an 
Intimate revue and prove to be tho 
wallop of the performance. Two 
minutes were taken up by Lane 
with his announcement and four 
minutes for the presentation. 
"Semper Fidelia" Commercial 

Next to click with commercial 
prospects, also for a revue, waa 
"Semper Fidells" by Alfred A. 
Cohn. usual love triangle with a 
new twist. Story of a husband too 
busy with his affairs to give much 
attention to his wife and social 
duties. In his place for these obli- 
gations he had a secretary, a col- 
lege graduate. The husband ar- 
ranges, on account of business, to 
have his wife go to the play with 
the secretary. He was supposed to 
leave town. 

When the young couple depart 
the husband gets a phone call tell- 
ing him he need not go, and aa be la 
tired, decides to slumber. Seating 
himself In a chair In front of the 
fire- place, having his pistol r? nls 
hand, he falls asleep. 

The wife returns with the secre- 
tary and professes her love for him 
In ardent terms. Suddenly she dis- 
covers the husband In the chair. 
The lover makes hif escape leaving 
hat and overcoat. The wife, figur- 
ing she was trapped, makes an open- 
breastod confession to the sleeping 
figure. Hearing no response, she 
finally decides to awaken him, when 
he does so himself. She realizes 
she made a mistake, becomes hys- 
terical, and convinces her .lusband 
she still loves him with all her 
heart. Embracing her, he discovers 
the hat and coat walks over, 
throws them out of the window, and 
then takes his wife in his arms, 
embraces her, and assures her tha< 
he has faith in her, as the curtain 
descends. 

The part of the husband was hu- 
manely characterized by Dewltt 
Jennings, with Marjorle Bennett 
and Robert Ober giving good Inter- 
pretations of the wife and lover. 
Jennings gave the offering a splen- 
did '^if'tfmjctlon. 



Other Playlets 

"The Poem of David" by Ben 
Hecht and Kenneth Sawyer Good- 
man was programmed as a "Modern 
Play of Ideals." No doubt It w.as 
all of that. It had a splendid cast, 
which outdid Itself, but It was too 
depressing and morose to warrant 
It becoming anything along box 
office lines. 

"The No "Count Boy," which won 
the first prize In the Belasco Little 
Theatre Tournament in New York, 
after being done at the Little The- 
atre, Dallas, was exquisitely played 
by Gertrude Short, Lloyd CorrtRan, 
Leslie Fenton and Jane Kcckley. AH 
of them did it In the Negro dialect 
with the performance of Fenton «• 
the "boy" standing out. 

The closing was "The Old Vamp 
Ground," which Joseph A. Ja»ktoii 
griiund out as one of h;fl reenli' 
contributions for the c.Ti-^r c'. art 
and th" WiltTs' ("luh '»<7 



Wednesday October 7. 1925 



PICTURES 



VARIETY 



31 



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HOUSE REVIEWS 



CAPITOL 

New York, Ort. 4. 
Feature this week is there, "Ex- 
change of Wives"; the news reel 
excellent and some parts of the i»re- 
aentatlon nice, hut one of those 
"overture scenics" is distinctly tlio 
cheese. The same rdcs for the first 
of the presentations. 

Opening, the orchestra renders 
Li««t's "Les Preludes" hoautifiilly, 
retting great applause for the mu.sic 
and lighting. Then came the first 
presentation, which had William 
Robyn slnKlng "Onaway, Awake, 
Beloved!" from "Hiawatha's Wcd- 
fllng Feast." by Samuel Coleridge 
Taylor. The setting had Kohyn as 
an Indian hefore an a\)proprlatc 
drop, while on the stage an Indian 
jirl sat before a teepee. The set 
wa* nice enonijh. while Koliyn's 
voice was also gnod. hut the idea of 
■uch a song as part of a picture 
house program was silly ami nothing 
less. 

T! en one of the Hruce Overture 
gcenics, wliich arc tire.some. Those 
shorts are Just a few hundred feet 
In length and arc projected while the 
orchestra picks up a suitable ac- 
companiment. On the program this 
Film is listed as the Capitol's tribute 
to Aviation week. This ' idea is 
brouarht in during the last shot, 
when a large bTlmp siils thrr>ui;h the 
sk.v, and, following this, the film 
fades out ifWo a posod stitue of Co-, 
lumbia, iKJsed by ]>ori:-i Nilos. With 
this the band arets all het up and 
patriotically excited, but the audi- 
ence kept cool and the appl.iiise was 
decidedly minus. The whole idea was 
cheap In Its conception, and George 
Cohan In his njost patriotic splurge 
never did things so obviously. 

Next Rud.v Weidoeft. with the 
Mcond week of his saxophone solo- 
ing. This time he far excelled his 
creditable work of the first week, and 
IrTseveral selections took the audi- 
ence by storm. In these bits he did 
some great finger work, while an- 
other feature was a prologed note 
near a finale. Wiedoeft's setting re- 
mains precisely the same as last 
weeU. 

Oambarelli's number this week Is 
a nicely arranged solo set to Victor 
Herbert's "Whispering AVillows" 
music. In this she is once more the 
doll who comes to life, dances and 
then goes back to her pedestal, mo- 
tloiiless. Gamby In this number 
uses her hands with much grace, 
white her toe work Is. as always, up 
to a high standard. Followed the 
Cnpitol news reel, and one of the 
best compilations ever flashed. Three 
Pot shots, one from Pathe, three 
from Int. and two from Kino.grams 
were listed and individually, the Int. 
Idea of showing the thrillers of the 
county fair and then news reel shots 
of Von HIndenbiirg and the Psciflc 
fleet coming In also lent themselves 
»e'l to the stirring orchestra accom- 
t>' »nt. 

I .o'e p'-esentntion. this o*. • 
C« ■ • "Imnce of the Elves." .;.,d 
doTi i«fore a handsome, colorful 
•nrt fn.aglnntive woodl.nnd set. Doris 
Nlles and the ballet corps Is feat- 
ured, while Chester Hale can he 
.-cre<lited with putting on this one. 
It is short and well staged, but after 
It's nil over it is recalled as some- 
thing with no-la«tlng value. The 
gals are In short tights, stained with 
various hues, while the featured 
dancer works in a pink flowing wig 
and flowing gown. One of Hale's 
movements In this Is to l»ave the 
ballerina cross the stage. He on the 
back of another girl and then htve 
the other girl gently rise and slide 
her off. Drew a titter Sunday after- 
noon, and might well be eliminated. 
Into the feature, a great farce- 
comedv. racy and expertly hindled, 
and which held the audience for all 
Its running time, which was C9 min- 
utes. Followed a cartoon comedy of 
Mutt and Jeff," and holding as 
•nil h action ;is any anim.Tted reel 
viewed In a long "time. Rnsiiic^s 
, ounrtay caprtcity plus, and at tlie 
•nd of the first comr)letP show (4 
©clock) they were in lines iieliind 
the back rail. Sink. 



• CHICAGO 

-Chi-ngo. Oct. 2.,. 

There seems to be no foundation 
to this show. The feature, comedy 
»nd presentations comliiiiod rounded 
out just an ordinary i)rogr;im. an<l 
m many _resr)e'.ts far below the 
"taiulard of this theatre. 

Adolphe Diiinonf, one of the three 
njusiCTl conductors on the rotating 
C'«'f'uit, supplied a corking goml 
overture. The latter was not new 
^ the picture fan.'*, hut Is crmsid- 
^red sure-lire iunong the musical 
aire<tors. The "Second Hun^'ari,ln 
«n;ip.sody" (LIxst) was introdnccl 
""h a piano condeni^a featuring 



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Otto Muencke. This was the out- 
standing feature of the entire pro- 
gram, and was accorded wholesome 
support from the audience. Du- 
mont is one of those easy going 
conductors who never exerts- him- 
self in l)ringing out the various 
tonations. 

"A Sea Fantasy" proved an elab- 
orate presentation from a mechan- 
ical and electrical standpoint. A 
roui,'h sea is disclosed in the back- 
ground with ;i man maneuverinfTthe 
boat dre.-sed In a yellow slicker. The 
atmosphere was most realistic and 
extracted a good share of applause. 
I'ollowing a cou|)le of minutes or 
.scenic eltects the man. possn.s.sinR 
a deep bass voice, renders "Kocked 
in the Cradle of the Deep." The 
number was appropriate and got 
over. 

An Interntitional News preceded 
Allert Hay Mallotte, the fciitiire or- 
«aiiist. The latter employed for his 
organ solo "I'olonnaise Milit.iire," 
which he rendered de idedly well. 
.Mtillutle has a tendem-y to three 
sheet followin;; his solo, whiclr gives 
his a conceiteii imi T' .s--ion. H^ 
milks his audieiico, wliich is some- 
thing tliat none of^hc other pre- 
miere organists resort to. An Kve- 
ning at Home" presentation fol- 
lowed. A feature and comedy 
wiiuntl up the program. 

'Ilie i)iincii)al screen iliractioi). 
"The Mystic," Is just a fair program 
piclure, running about 6: iniiuite.-. 
l-'ollowing tlie feature a mediocre 
comedy, "OlT tlis Heat," fe:Uuring 
Walter HIers, rounded out a two 
hour and I'O minute promMm. 



off for revision. Cook imd H')me 
time on his hands, and proceeded 
to sell a week of it to H'^rsch"! 
Stuart of the Mi.ssoUrl for $2.r,()0 
net. Prior to the opening of re- 
hearsals for the 'King," Cook 
played ,1 week at this house at the 
same figure. It was naturally ex- 
pected that he would present an 
entirely new routme. But no, for 
save for some minor changes and 
interpolations, the act was a dupli- 
cate of the first. In vaudeville 
repetition is expected hut not in pic- 
ture h'>use». Result was that 
Cook's turn was a disappointment 
in a W!iy. However, everyone, re- 
gardless of whether he had seen the 
comedian before, got laugh after 
laugh during the half-hour turn. 
Charles Alexander, 'The Senator," 
and Charlie Senna a.ssisted Cook. 
The F. "^. comedy, "Trouble with 
Wives," feature and brouglit the 
sliow to close. Uuebol. 



RIALTO 



METROPOLITAN, L. A. 

l^os Angeles, Oct. ;!. 

Frank Newman's current prolog 
entitled "The Love Cruise" has an 
abundance of talent and registers 
accordingly. As has been custom- 
ary during the past four wre];s, 
Bobby Tremalne again romps away 
with the individual honors. 

Maurice Liiwrence, guest con- 
ductor, and the Metropolitan con- 
cert orchestra gave an int<'lligeiit 
orchestral rendition of "Slavische 
Rhapsody" by Carl Friedman. 

Aesops Fables. was a laugh-pro- 
voker. followed by Walter Pontius, 
who sang "Lullaby" from "Jocelyn" 
In a clear tenor. Fo/ an encore 
Pontius gave a popular number 
which iicored heavily. 

The International News reel 
showed several good "shots" of the 
S-51 disaster as well as a few 
clever close-ups of some rodeo fea- 
tures at Pendleton, Oregon. 

"The Love Crui-se" ran for only 
21 minutes, hut was replete with 
action. The forcde<?k of a yacht is 
the locale on which all of the spe- 
cialties are performed. Taylor, 
Parsons and Hawks in .sailor suits 
sing a comedy sea song and at the 
finish the ensemble of 12 girls 
enter from the rear of the house 
and fornp a background hefore 
which Bernard Ferguson and Helen 
Newitt offer a pretty melody. The 
team have excellent voices and spell 
"class" in the appearance line. 

Harry Hume and Leonora ShIIler 
came next with a comedy song, with 
Hume in his element. Unfortunate- 
ly he was given little opportunity 
to "show" to any great extent, but 
his ability was apparent. Miss 
Shiller soloed with a number put 
across with the necessary punch to 
big returns. The ensemble came on 
with Bobbie Tremalne. .and in her 
high presisure way she sang and 
danced for a wow. Miss Treii?iaine 
is undoubtedly installed as a strong 
favorite at the Met. The finale 
called "Honeymoon" was sung by 
the entire company as the drapes 
closed. 

Thimias Megilian in "The Man 
Who Found Himself." screen attrac- 
tion. 



MISSOURI 



St. Louis, Oct. 4. 

"CJood — but dl.sappointing" i.s i>er- 
haps the best way to descrilic this 
week's show that had its opening 
yt'Sterday. ' ■•■■■- ..^ii*?.'tz,'.-»t^'T,^.. 

The overture gave it a c cat send- 
off. It was a medley o!' scIccti(Jn^< 
from Fiiml's "Koso-Marie" (cur- 
rent at the Shuhcrt here). A^nc-^* 
Neiidorff, a colora tuna sn;irMno. 
pleased the house with her solf> of 
"Indian Love Call." Milton Sl-i.s- 
ser's organ speciJilty was a doiil)lc- 
header ccmposed of "Anilanl iri') ' 
iind "Moonlight and Rose.w." 

Ossman and Khcpp, a i>i:r o' 
ban.|o kintrs, ruled well-enough in- 
deed for the next spot. Tlie tioy.'^ 
made their iii.strumenl.f fairly talk. 
A combination of Soiitlicrn airs 
made the biggest hit. Tliey wore 
r.idium-treated suits atid Hie stage 
w;is d.irkened for this, their lin.il 
niimlier, to make a clo.-iiiig wow. 



FOX 

Philadelphia. Oct. 6. 
Vincent Lopez, making his first 
persoii.il .ippearance with his fam- 
ous jazz soloists in any moving pic- 
lure house, ran off with honors x\. 
the Fox TheaTre last night. He 
won more attention and was given 
much higlier laudation by the crit- 
ics here than was the fllm feature, 
"E.ast Lynni'." 

Lopez with 10 men. including a 
vocalist, pl.iyed in conjunction with 
the Fox Theatre grand orchestra 
and right down in the pit with the 
latter, an intlbvation here, as all 
previous jazz organizations liave 
held sway up on the stage. The 
only distinguishing badge was that 
the Lopez men wore brown coals 
while the Fox orchestra members 
Wore scarlet, or wine colored dress 
coats. 

The first number was the Rii.ssian 
fantasy, more or less conventional, 
and introducing several of the well 
known selections by famous Slav 
composers. It was a little more 
tflan mildly received. This was fol- 
lowed by a typically jazz, with the 
familiar duet between bass and so- 
prano. s.Txs. and Jo.seph A. Cirlffiith 
acompanying vocally. The third 
offering was the Lopez "Evolution 
of the Blues" which he prefaced 
with the remark that this number 
had only been given twice before, 
once in the Metropolitan (New 
York> and once in the London Hiji- 
podrome. / Starting with the far 
away beating of the pjlmitive 
torn torn, working up through the 
various stages of ragtime, jazz a nd 
semi jazz, this one appeared a bit 
over the heads of the audience at 
the first performance. It received 
a nice hand birt did not actually 
"stop the show." 

After taking a bow or two, Lopez 
slipped away, and appeared on the 
stage to take another bow and then 
give a piano solo which went acro.ss 
in great style, and had the house 
clamoring for more. No other on- 
core was given at the performance 
this reviewer caught. 



New Vork, O^' 4. 
-Vot .1 bad j-liow at the Kialfo. but 
one that was rather poorly routined. 
y\\f shows at this house are handi- 
capped by the lack of st.ige faiilifles, 
.(Ithough it seems a somewhat dif- 
ferent layout entilj he <?ffectfd for 
the running order of the bill. As it 
played at the opening show on Sun- 
day, there wasn't eiioii | divt-rsity 
to make it appeal. 

The idea of running »ll the enter- 
t.immeiit in one gruui) at the open- 
ing of the show gi\es the bill the 
ijnieaiaiice of being top heav.v. It 
would have been better had Bernie 
and his liand openeil with one num- 
erb and followed It with "Bam Bam 
n.uiiy Shore," stopped there and let 
the news wei>kly come along and 
then have presenti'd the "Toyland" 
r-re.'^entatlon. As ii was there was 
2.1 minutes of musical ent(M-taln- 
ment and then 9fi minutes of film. 

Incidentally tic Hialto Magazine 
contained a shoi that should not 
hav? ever been permitted to creep 
in. It was tbe view showing the 
brinKing of the bodies of the dead 
from tlie S-;'l submarine on board 
ship It was too grewsome. especial- 
ly as the di.sa.ster is fresh in the 
minds of the aver.age theatre goer 
Iiicidentall.v. the Fox Weekly swamp- 
ed the others this week at this 
house through h;iving live shots out 
of the nine shown. Pathe had two 
uid Kiiiograms and International 
one each! To Kinogram^. however, 
must go the honor for having the 
best titled shot. It l.<t the one show- 
ing Dempsey and Will.'j signing for 
their flght next year and it was han- 
dleil in a humorous manner that got 
laughs from the audience. 

The feature offering is the Wil- 
liam Fox presentation of "thank 
You." 

A rather weak Out-of-lhe-Inkwell 
c.art(t(in entitled "Ko-Ko Nuts" con- 
cluded the program. Fred. 



ONE-FOR-ONE IS 

J^BJECTIVE 

CF FRENCH 



Foreign Film Producers 
Want Imports Regu- 
lated by Licenses 



LOEWS ALDINE 

Pittsburgh, Oct. 8. 

Loew's Aldlne last week shattered 
its best box-office record, doing %'ii,- 
500 with Chaplin "Gold Rush." The 
gross for the first three days far 
exceeded the business over any 
similar period previously. The pic- 
ture is held over. 

Although Louis K. Sidney, man- 
ager, opened the Aldine an hour 
earlier* than usual each day, the 
crowds were so great thousands 
were turned away, and the prospects 
for this week indicate another record 
gross. Mr. Sidney augmented the 
showing of "The Oold Rush " with a 
prolog, entitled "The Spell of the 
Yukon," an incident based on the 
poem of the same name by Robert 
Service. The scene showed two men 
in a living room discussing lost for- 
tunes. The roles were taken by Fred 
Dempi-'y and Frederick CJ. Rodgers. 
The Hvt'txe slowly fades to the regicm 
of the Yukon, with Mr. Demiisey re- 
citing the lines of tho famous poem. 
As the scene closes "The Gold Rush" 
is flashed upon the screen. It wjs 
deemed a clever bit. with the idea 
conceived by Mr. Sidney. 

Another fe.iture that wPttthlg Was 
an organlog of "nni\V>r-f?^n?S," with 
appropriate stage setting The 

tinale to this was a novel bit. On 
each side of the stage was a huge 
eye. and in place of the pupils were 
the heails of Mr. Dempsey and Ma- 
rie Boniiii Brown, .soloists. This 
stunt ■ rinothiT creation by Sidney-- 
went over with a bang. Yj^t another 
fr.''i:'e wa.<< a novel overture. With 
a • I ilfiil stage setting Mr. Demp- 
sey and Miss Brown sang "Pal of 
.My Cradle Days." 

The scene showed Mr Dempsey 
repr).slng in an armch.iir before a 
iiNge fireiilace. This fades into ,1 
scene of bygone days, showing the 
mother. So great did this go over 
that for an encore the xid'dst.'i bail 
to rej»eit the number, this time giv- 

des 



"Life's Oreatcst Thrill" was the [,,,(. it from lioxes on opr)ostt 
title of the Intern. itidiial Xewsreel l,,f the theatre 
l''rnm the wide variety of tlirill.-i 
llicy showed, the grealeHt one in 
life seems to lio a matter of som<! 
conjecture. An Interesting subject 
and a bit of novelty from the cus- 
tomary "news" shots. 

And then lie (.'.mR' With hl,s 
le;,M!ip-iate show ■ How's the Kmij" 



It was a full two-h^i'ir vhow for 
r.Oc. 

Mr. Sidney ser-tu.^ ijulte original, 
l-'or Instance, wi'h the showing this 
Week of the Toplc.s nt the Day film 
.a suggestion i.s maile on the screen 
to read them to the tune of "Alone 
XI Uist," tiimona. 



INWOOD 

New York, Oct. 2. ^ 

For years "the Inwood section of 
New York, perhaps better known as 
the Dyckman section, has had but 
one Sim house — the Dyckm.an thea- 
tre, on West 207fh street. Sol Brill 
purchased the property on i'iyckman 
facing I'ost avenue. Brill built a 
theatre, and it opened last night. 

The amazing Increase In popula- 
tion up there makes it possible for 
both the Inwood and Dyckman then- 
tre.'i to operate at a profit. Brill's 
house is <|uite a distance from the 
Dyckn a. —too far to be considered 
real "opposition." The Inwood seats 
1,900. 

It Is a foregone conclusion Brill 
will not retain permanent posse.ssion 
of the new Inwood. He has already 
received an offer from New York 
lilm Interests. 

The Inwood is attractive and built 
for an out-and-out picture policy, 
with the stage sufficiently large to 
permit for acts or "presentations." 
C. Harry Thoms is manager. For 
the o;)enlng an orchestra of 12 
pieces piriyed special numbers. In 
charge of Max Koschat. 

The admission scale (all seats on 
one floor) Is: afternoons, children, 
10c. ; adults, 20c.; evenings, 20-30c. 

The opening film feature was 
"Lightnin,' " (Fox), with "Sally of 
the Sawdust" incoming card for 
two days' stay, starting Oct. !>. At 
th^ Dyckman features change dally, 
with the house lately giving a double 
feature card. 

Without vaudeville the Inwood 
may affect Moss' Coliseum, at 181»t 
street. 

Last night the Inwood presented a 
typical picture house program with 
special musical features, including 
some local grand opera by a man 
and wom.an, unprogramed. 

A sax player with the orchestra 
played two numbers, and this fe.ature 
proved one of the most enjoyable of 
the evening. After "Lightnin'" came 
an organ number, "Point) and Cir- 
cumstances." 

The film projection was A I. The 
picture throw at the new Inwood is 
184 feet. 

A sign up In another end of the 
Inwood community reads that B. .S, 
Moss is going to erect a house for 
vaudeville and (ilctures. This Moss 
site is at Bro.adway rfnd 207th street. 
The new subway extension • may 
have an entrance just a few steps 
.iwiy from the iiro|»osed theatre. 

It w.'is noised around the Inwood 
theatre \ii\il>y tfiefitipning night th.it 
there was ft possibility of the Dyik- 
man theatre being sold to Lf)ew. It 
m.ay ii ive be^'ti only [iropag.and.a. 

Atnrk. 

MORGANS FINISHING BOOKINGS 

Jim .iiid 'Betty Morgan and band 
,-vre c(mi|)leling the bookings which 
Ray Miller atiandoned fur 15alal)an 
& Katz, in Chicago, when .Miller 
decMed' to join ".Suzanne" In re- 
liears.al for Uroarlw.ay. 

The Morgan hand act was about 
to split iiji, with the couple coiitem- 
[dating ,a vaudeville return, when 
tho picture house contracts sum- 
moned thorn west. 

NEW STONE-LA MARK TITLE 

Los Angeles, <»ct. 6. 

I 11 Hi National has i haiigeil tho 
titla of ".Spanish .Sunlight," in which 
Lewis Stone Is to-featured with 
l;.jrbiira La Marr, to The t;irl from 
' he Montmartre " 

Allied p. (ir<:en N IirvcHnis. 



Wiuhington, Oct. 6. 

The French picture producers are 
.igain endeavoring to put througli 
their own "one fo.- one'' plan 
against the ovrwhelming competi- 
tion of the American produced pic- 
tures m that country,^ according to 
advices reaching Washington. 

These foreign producers are at- 
tempting to get their government 
to require an export license for a 
French film to be Issu'^d for every 
import llcens* for a foreign fllm. 
Just how this plan would work out 
was not set forth In the advice^ 
received here although It was 
stated that It would seriously ham- 
per the American distributors due 
to the fact that but few of the 
French films are su'.table for ex- 
hibition here. 

Amba.ssador Her^icl. is known to 
have successfully interceded last 
year with the result that the plan 
was dropped at that time. Al- 
though the American Ambassador 
is now in this country It Is gener- 
ally believed the State Department 
will advise the embassy In Franco 
to do all they can to again pre- 
vail uiK>n the French government 
to "table" the plan. It Is under- 
stood that the department has al- 
ready sent such a cable. 



CHAPLIN'S "CLOWN" 



Charlie Chaplin is going back t<> 
the coast this week. He may start 
today or he may wait until the end 
of the week. On Monday he had 
his mind made up to hop. He may 
change it later. He nriight even 
decide that he Is going to take a 
boat to Kurope after all. 

Exercising that same perogatlve 
to change his mind he has decided 
that he will not do "The Suicide 
Club" when he returns to the coast 
but will turn out a real five-reel 
slapstick. It Is to be entitled "The 
Clown" with the story one Chaplin 
has had In his mind for a lontr 
time. Evidently he b«lleves that 
he did enough drama in "The Gold 
Ru.sh" and that the Chaplin fans 
would r.ather see him in a real old- 
fashioned rough and tumble for a 
change. 



NAMES CORESPONDENT 

Los Angeles, Oct. 6. 

George L. Sargent, executive 
secretary of the Motion Pl<*ture Di- 
rectors' Association, has flied suit 
for divorce against Flo Sargent. He 
names as correspondents, Carl 
Coolldge and Frank Gunn. 

The complaint charges Mrs. 
Sargent with cruel and inhuman 
treatment, as welkas being out late 
at night habitually and being in- 
toxicated In the presence of mutual 
friends. 



Writer's Daughter to Wed 

I>os Angeles, Oct. 8, 
Virginia Van Loan, daughter of 
the late Charles K. Van Loan, 
writer and ocenarlst, Is to marry 
Edmund Clark I,uster, San Fran- 
cisco, Oct. 28 In St. John's Episcopal 
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PICTURES 



Wednesday, October 7, 1925 



RIVALRY WITH B'WAY HOUSES 
mm SAM KATZ TAKES CHARGE 



Presentation Battle in Sight — B. & K. Chicago Staff 
Due East — No Percentage Playing for Drawing 
Cards Hereafter in F. P. Theatres -« 



ASSOCIATED EXmBITORS 
PROMISES '^RPRISES" 



Br.'i.i I way is to be the scene of a 
pltoi.iii presentatioii battle in tlip 
motivMi pioture houses after Nov. 1. 
On tha: date it is said lialaban and 
Katz will take over the active man- 
agement of the Kiulto and the 
Rivoli. with the managements at the 
Strand. Capitol, Colony and F'lcia- 
dillj preparinK against the invaders 
Crom Chicago. 

When Sam Katz actively directs 
tho houses his attention will he first 
turned to the Uialto. at 42nd street, 
whieh ha.s been a consistent weak 
sister. His effort will be to build 
that house up first. The Rivoli will 
come after. 

Both F. P. houses within the last 
few months have improved their 
standing in the matter of the quota 
drives that were inaugurated In the 
Famous Players theatres deiart- 
ment by HarnlU B. Franklin. For 
lK<s.-ilily a .\e.ir or so each of the 
F. P. Xevs Vork City hou.scs was 
tojtther at the foot of the list of 
the entire theatres controlled b.\ 
Famous listed in the drives. In the 
standing of Sept. 12, the last to be 
made public, the Illvoll was CSfi 
points abovd the assigned Quota, 
while the Uialto stood minus 577, 
With 18 hou.srs behind it on the list 

In the IS listed below th» Rialto 
New York, are included the Metro- 
politan/ Los Angeles; Missouri, St 
Louis, and the Howard, Atlanta, 
each the big house in its respective 
territory. 

Balaban and Katz, it Is under- 
stood, are to bring their entire ex- 
ecutive staff to Xew York and work 
Jointly with those in f>imilar p<yi- 
tlons within the Famous organfza- 
tion in conducting the operation of 
the theatres. This staff is to be lo- 
cated here permanently and U to 
be active by Nov. 1. 

Already it Is statHl that th'-re ha"* 
been a clash or two ovtr some con- 
tiacts that were ia force for cpeclal 
drawing carJs in the Famous thea- 
tres. These card* were contracted 
for on a :< rentage l>aj>ia. It is 
said thai Sam Katz has stated 
8irai?htfor.\ardiy he did not intend 
to play any attraction on a per- 
centage basis. A flat salary is to be 
the ba.sis in the future on which all 
atirac'.ioiis are to ap;ear in the 
F. P.-B. & K. Controlled theatres. 



All or Selected Reviews 



Metro-Goldwyn has an- 
nounced to exhibitor!- that 
hereafter they will furnish 
them a service which will give 
the newspaper critici.sms on 
their films as they open over 
the country. The M.-C ser- 
vice is exjiected to be a com- 
pilation of nl the reviews. 

Whether those "panniii^;" 
the films will be included is 
not stated In the prospectus. 



$24.05 PER SEAT; 





"Freshman" Did $88,933 
in 2 Weeks at Moss' 



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Lynn, Mass., Operator 
Names 145 in Union Suit 

Lynn, Mass., Oct. 6, 
Officers and members of the Mo- 
tion Picture Operators' union of 
Boston numbering 1,45 are mentioned 
individually- as defendants in a suit 
filed in Suffolk County Superior 
Court, Boston, by John J. Sweetman, 
rhi»t operator at Loew's Capitol 
Theatre, Lynn, who charges that the 
defendant;; conspired to prevent him 
from secviring employment as a 
union moving picture operator. He 
Hecks to recover $25,000 damages. 

This is believed to establish a rec- 
ord for the number of defendants in 
any suit filed in Suffolk Count.v in 
many years. In 1923 Sweetman, 
while a member of the Boston union, 
refused to take out an insurance 
poU( y is.'Jtipd by the union, claiming; 
it hud no ri«hi to force him to do 
80. Followliv,- this he was refused 
work, he allesjos. and he applii^d to 
the court fiT rtn injuniliDn at; liiisl 
the "iinlitrt,'^ Wrti- was grmit.n^;'' *m^- 
court ruled that the insurance was 
Illegal and that he still was a mem- 
ber in gond standing. 

For 18 months he reported for 
work at uninn liead()uarters but it 
iitill was denied him. During the 
strike of union employes in the Loew 
theatres lie cnme to Lynn and se- 
cured the ix)sition as chief operator 
at the Capitol, which he still liold.s. 



The first two week? of Harold 
Llo.Nd in "The Fre.«-linian' at the B. 
S. Moss' Colony, New York, seems 
to have set a re'-ord for the per 
seat receipts. The first week of the 
Lloyd picture the gross for the 67 
performances was $45.120 35. with a 
sealing capacit- of 1.876. it showed 
a per .neat return of $24.05. The 
second week did $43.S27.62. at the 
per seat rate of $2,''.46. 

On the two weeks the picture 
played to $88,953.97, giving $47.41 
per seat for the two weeks, or an 
average weekly business |>er seat of 
$23.70. 

Because of the small seating ca- 
pacity of the ou.se as compared to 
the Capitol and the Strand it did 
not seem that these figures could be 
autl entic. but a cheokup proved 
them. Neither the Rivoli nor the 
Rialto each of which seat a few 
hundred more th.an the Colony (the 
former having 2.200 and the latter 
1,960) has ever .showed receipts o 
match lip with tlrOse the Colony 
reached the last fortnight. 

Each (ft the week days at the Col- 
ony 10 shows are given: on Sun- 
days but seven, because ^f the lat- 
er hour of opening. 

Sunday of this week the manage- 
ment pressed a neighboring vacant 
store into 8er\ Ice as a waiting room 
for those desiring to see the picture 
but unable to get waiting space in 
the lobby of the hou.se. Outdoors 
it wa& raining the entire day and 
the vacant store did capacity. 



To the exhibitors word haa been 
passed by Associated Kzhlbitors that 
it will have some Important an- 
nouncement to make to them shortly 
concerning some new releasing plans 
that will prove a big surprise. This 
is from the new president. Oscar 
Price. 

This anticipated "surprise" is be- 
lieved to be prospective "specials" 
by Marshall Nettan and Eric von 
Stroheim. 

■Mickey" Nellan is understood to 
be planning four big fine Alms with 
Von Stroheim to make at least two 
that will be released via Associated. 



TWO FEATURES 
AND m FOR 50c 



Providence Getting Every- 
thing Possible as Show 



Strand, N, Y., Off Air 

The Strand is to leave the air. 
No mote broadcasting fnim the 
Strand, New Vork through WM.VI'" 
after next week. 

No reason Is forthcoming from 
the theatre the executives stating 
thiit they proferod not to announce 
their reasons at this time for the 
UiA'.'ontinMance. 

Hereiofore the Strand has had 
tVf! air tliroiiKli WiOAF every .Mon- 
day' flN'.junn for their firt^t show of 
the tiiuht. 



B. & K. Midwest Theatres 
Switch Chi's Ass*n 

Chicago, Oct. 6. 
The B. & K. Midwest Theatres, 
Inc., a subsldary of Ihe Balsban & 
K'atz organization controlling and 
opci;iilf'>%approximately 40 theatres 
With iialf t-liat nufflUCT «rrii|h'o>-tfi)it 
presentution.s, li:»ve transferred their 
bookings to .Vlorii" Silver of the W. 
V. M. A. 

The ttan.sfer of the bookings from 
Midwest's own booUinp department 
to the W. V. M. A. came about 
through several of the houses being 
referred to as opposition. The ma- 
jority of the houses p'ay extra at- 
tractions one or two .ligbls with 
the larger towns using .-piit weeks. 
Silver will Commence booking liie 
lumses irnme<li:Ue|y with the new 
consfilldation placina; him In a posi- 
tion to offer ads from 10 to 15 
weeks in picture houses aliuie. 



STARTING ON "KIEI" 

I. Oh ,\m;i-l.s. Oi-t. fi. 

Ronald Colni in ii.is* been fclecltd 
lo pla.v the ni ile lead opposite 
Norma Ti/nijd'.e in "Kiki," vvliji-li 
will be her ne.vt f" odiici inn. 

Clarence Rnfjxn is to (Ureci. Pro- 
duction will Mi^r' Oct. Id. 



Providence. Oct. 6. 

Barealn-hunting ' picture fans in 
this economy-mad town have struck 
the limit in demanding th* "extra 
added attraction," according to pic- 
ture hou.se managers, on top of 
double features. 

On the program of the Majestic 
last week was included a full length 
vaudeville turn, Warman and Majk, 
local talent. The Strand had 
Florence MulhoUand, contralto, for- 
merly of Roxy's Gang, who has be- 
come almost a regular feature at 
that theatre. • 

The .Majestic cOmes out this week 
with the announcement that Al 
Mitchell and his 25-plece orchestra 
will give a 40-mlnute concert at 
each show. 

This is what 'Providence want.s 
for top price* of 50c. at the Strand 
and 40c. at the Majestic. And they 
gel it. 



Eastman Plays Vaudeville 
Only Now and Then 



Rochester, Oct. 6. 

The Eastman does not contem- 
plate a regular weekly policy of 
adding vaudeville acts to its pic- 
ture programs but will book them 
from time to time as showmanship 
dictates and without any set 
schedule for the bookings. 

The house will continue to play 
concerts every Thursday with the 
foremost musical artists appearing. 
Many of the Elastman musical acts 
are created at the Eastman School 
of Music and dance and pantomimic 
acts at the new Eastman School 
of Da^ce and Dramatic Action. 

Stars Not at Series 

Pittsburgh, Oct. 6. 

The galaxy of prominent picture 
stars announced coming to Pltts- 
burirh to attend the world series 
baseball games, has dwindled down 
to a solitary satellite. Buster Kea- 
ton. Keaton and Edward A. Schiller 
general representative of Marcus 
Loew, will be the guest of Mr. Loew 
at the games. 

The series opens tomorrow after- 
noon. The local papers carried 
stories heralding the coming of the 
.stars who aren't coming. 



"BEN HUR" EXTRAS 

(ConXii^ued ft-i-m pagn l» 
'So mft there'-*af>ild'«^e no dli.s-' 
turbance or disorder In the various 
sections of the stands. Los Angele.<« 
policemen, garbpd as extras Iherp- 
.selves, were planted among the 
large groups. Every policeman 
wore his attire over hi" uniform 
and aided t'-^ unit man.igers in hav- 
ing their orders executed. Eighty 
cameras were use*' in filming the 
scene. 1 oing placed on different po- 
sitions of the set, with many of 
ihom a long distanct from the ac- 
tion. 

A great deal of miniature work .Is 
being done on the picture, with the 
miniatures being erectecJ on the 
location and ■' ^ camer.ls used to 
photograph them sliooting all to- 
gether to get the actual a.'enes Lli.it 
were being photo Traidied 

The .set wa.s built at a co.st of 
around JIOO.OOO, with the miniatures 
reported ns costing about $10n onn. 
It is expected th.\t d-iroctor l''red 
N'iMo w41l be • l>le to nMke.t.he i"in il 
shoi.s on the picture ibout Oct. 24. 



Germany's Tariff Law 
Admits Raw Film 

Washington, Oct. 6. 

The lifting of the restrictions 
on the importation of raw mo- 
tion picture film into Germany 
under the new tariff law of that 
nation, which was but recently 
adopted, came somewhat as a 
surprise to officials here. 

These restrictions constituted 
an absolute prohibition of im- 
port of the raw film. 



B.&K.-R.&F. 
COMBINE RUMOR 



No Confirmation Possible 
New Deal 



on 



Rumors of a deaVwhccel^y F. P.- 
Bal;4^ban and Kats,wlll^ke over the 
Finklesieln and Robin houses in the 
n(#Wnvesi were rUaatoitg Broadway 
early this week, but could not be 
verified. ' l(l the F. P. offices neither 
confirmation or denial could be ob- 
tained. 

It is known, howexer. that the 
F. & R. people have an understand- 
ing with Balaban and 4cntz and it 
would not be surprising if the 
northwestern hou.ses would come 
into the booking combine. 

The rumored deal, however. take« 
an entirely different slant and that 
is that an outright purchase of the 
houses is contemplated. 



HEARST'S STORY TRUST 

(Continued 'n.ni page 1) 
from accounts, that every uvuihible 
story be "tied up," In addit.on to 
tho.se published in his own papers 
or magazines. 

For ilie accon\plishment of this 
purpose Heatst has designated Wal- 
t'^r Howey, X'erne Porter and Ray 
Long as the principals in a story 
tuying company to be known as 
the Greaier Book Company or the 
Super Story' Company. It is under- 
stood the same company may also 
engage in the selling of Hearst 
stories for pictures. 

Hearst has taken into considera- 
tion the amount of money involved 
in his objective of "cornering" the 
story market. He is reported also 
at a loss how to convert Into cur- 
rency the vast number of published 
stories he holds the exclus've dis- 
posal rights to. Sales of these would 
in a measure, if the means could t« 
found to dispose of them, furnish 
funds for the purchase of outside 
stofies. 

In his papers Hearst for years has 
been yelling against "The Trusts," 
, "The Interests ' and "Monopolies." 
How he will reconcile his own 
movement in that direction as a 
picture story controller only Hearst 
knows. 

Hearst Story Values? 

As to Hearst stories, picture pro- 
ducers at least around Xew York, 
Inquire if Hearst has any stories of 
great value why he has not dis- 
closed the fact by usjng one once 
in a while in the past for his own 
picture producing company. Cosmo- 
politan. They point out the only 
picture story of arty ren^ value Cos- 
mopolitan has revoajed In recent 
years was "Little Old New York," 
and that procured by Hear.st 
through buying it after the story 
had been produced as a .stage plav 
hit, 

Hearst's instructions to his New 
Y >rk men are said to have been 
im,j^MLli;^e and ordered them to sC^ 
cure air stories *at any cost." 

Mr. Porter is in. charge of Hearst's 
Smart Set," in Imitation of Mac- 
Fadden's "True Stories." Through 
Porter's able direction "Smart Set" 
ha.s. come along so rapidly it seems 
to have set in Porter .solidly. 

Mr. Long is widely known among 
authors, 'also as the editor of "Cos- 
mopolitan," the Hearst monthly 
magazine. I'nder Long's direction 
.\nd since the merger of "The In- 
ternnlional," "Cosmopolitan" has 
reached a circulation of 1,500.000. 
Long is said to have the only lettfvr 
of rctent years written by Heanst 
coiiinieniling one of his editors. 

Mr. llowey lately resigned as 
nianaL^ing editor of Hearst's New- 
York taljoid daily, "Mirror." with 
llowey. it was rei>nrted. expectiiiii 
to start a daily t.ib in Chicago. Hit- 
contract with Hearst does not ex,- 
tiiie until next summer and Hearst, 
from acrount.H, .advised Ho\vey lie 
would be Jield under the agreement 
until its exi>ir.ilion. ' 



ROXY HOUSE IS 
ON SIGN ONLY; 
ROXY ON AIR 



Reports on Proposed The- 
atre — Western Capital- 
ists Interested 



Roxy is going to take the air 
again. Tonight's the night and ihs 
station Is WEAF, the old station 
that Ro'xy and tlie gang radioed 
irom before be left the Capitol, \ew- 
York. Rothafel returned from abroad 
last week. Friends imin^ssed upm 
him the necessity of getting on th«s 
air again or he might be forgotten. 
With Frank Moulun ^nd FrecU-ric 
Fnidkin as the foundation he im- 
mediately started on building a new 
"Gang." 

The proposed "Roxy" theitre 
seems to be in .some difficulty at 
present. Work on the foundation 
for the new hotel that Is to occupy 
the site of the old carbarns at OmUi 
to 5l8t streets on 7th avenue is well 
underway, but as far as the theatre 
Is concerned there seems to be 
naught, but a huge sign stating that 
on the site will be the Roxy theatre. 

Those on the inside say it is a 
matter of financing holding up the 
theatre proposition, and there is a 
report to the effect that the Chicago 
Interests behind Balaban and Katz 
are Interested in the project at 
present. The former Chicago ai- 
torney of B. & K. is said to be 
handling some of the details of the 
financing at present. Whether or 
not the house may eventually bo 
swung Into line with the B. & K. 
interests is not definite as yet. It 
Is claimed the western capitalists 
would Insist that Sam K,atz ha\e 
supervision of the theatre. Tliis is 
denied though by 'people close to 
Mr. Katz. Sawyer and Lubin wer^ 
the original promoters and are re- 
ported as much Interested as ever 
In the project. 



Band for 16 Weeks for 
F. P. House, South 

The Empire, a Famous Players 
House in San Antonio, has engaged 
the Streets of New York orchestra 
for 1$ weeks opening Oct. 17 to 
officiate in the pit a la Ben Bernie 
and the Paul Ash school of jazz 
presentations weekly. 

This band js Harry Stoddard's old 
combination 'san-s Stodard who is 
out In -another band act. 

KANSAS' WOMAH CENSOR 

Kansas City, Oct. 6. 

Governor Ben Paulln of Kansas 
has appointed (Miss) Fern Bauer.s- 
feld, of Topeka. as a member of 
the state moving picture censure- 
ship board. She succeeds (Miss) 
Etta B. Bevers. 

The new member has been active 
In Topeka social service work for 
several years. 



NATIVE FILM DEMAND 

(Continued ^rom peg*? 1> 
past six months is giving the 
American produced picture "a i un 
for its fnoney." ' 

Sidney O'Donoghuc. Ampri.an 
consul .It Prague, reports that with 
the "last six months a strong and 
ever Incre.aslrij: .demand for Czeclio- 
•W<*rs«t" pletiires' PKide in Czecho- 
slovakia by Czechoslovak players 
has sprung up." 

In 1919 about 60 companies wore 
producing pictures In that country. 
Financial reverses caused their dis- 
continuance. "Now," reports the 
consul, "the situation has chaiii-'ed 
find the public has begun to dein.jnd 
Czechoslovak films to such an ex- 
tent that film distributin.g ceii'crs 
in Prat;ue are unable to meet the 
demand." 

Film companies are prodvu iiiK 
slowly and carefully, U Is stated, 
and profiting by the mistakes mole 
in previous years. Eight tilm i>io- 
ducing comp:inle.s are now In opey-a- 
tion, being financed by "one or ^cv- 
eral of the loc.tl film disf ribnfinir 
bureaus." 

There are nn censorship laws in 

e country. I-'ilms must pass a boArd 
set Up by the Mini«<try of the In- 
terior, which frogi the otiUlne of •'i*' 
limitations illiiMl on pUnii-'S i« 
liber.itlv cbndurfed. 



Wednesday October 7, 1955 



PICTURES 



VARIETY 



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BOOKIN(LEXCHANGE 



M. P. T. 0. WANTS STRONG LEADER IN 

FIGHT AGAINST FAMOUS-PUYERS 



The Motion Picture Theatre Owners' the national association of 
exhibitors, plans a complete reorganization shortly and is negotiat- 
ing 'or a high salaried executive to captain their forces in the 
fight against Famous- Players when the matter reaches the courts. 

William P. Leech, now vice-president of the Seamon Paper Com- 
pgjiy, a large distributor of print paper, is the man sought. From 
inside sources it is stated that should Seamon be acquired, bis 
salary will be around $60,000. An one membef of the M. P, T. O. A. 
put It, "he's no measly $25,000 a year man. 

Leech was formerly business manager of many Hearst papers 
and himself holds many theatres. 

That the M. P. T. O. A. Is seelilng an aggressive leader not con- 
nected with the Industry but holding political power (aw^Leach 
does) is an indication that this organization intends to take an 
active IntorMt in the proceedings against Famous. 



INDECENT FILMS' 

IN TALK OVER 

CENSORING 



City Council of Atlanta 
.Hears About Howard 
Theatre, Two Way* 



Atlanta, Oct. C. 

The move made recently to give 
the local board of censors a big stick 
with which to cudgel vaudeville and 
road show attractions flopped yes- 
terday when the City Council re- 
fused to give the censors further 
power. 

In the course of the debate the 
Howard theatre, Atlanta's leading 
picture bouse, came in for some 
heavjr criticism regarding the type 
of prologs produced recently. 

John E. White of the council made 
the statement that "No decent man 
would want his daughter in a thea- 
tre where such lewd and obscene 
dances were performed as I have 
seen on the Howard theatre .stage." 
Kind Worde 

In contradiction Jesse Armlstead 
of the aldermanlc body said he bad 
aeen practically every perfomance 
given by the Howard since it was 
opened, and he had never seen an 
Indecent thing on the house's stage. 

Councilman A. J. Orme, chairman 
of the police board, brought the ar- 
gument to a head when he said that 
If he saw an indecent show on any- 
body's stage he would have the per- 
formers arrested, board of censors 
or no board of censors. 

The discussion brought out the 
tact that Mrs. Alonzo. Richardson 
receives a salary of $75 a month for 
reviewing pictures, and that in real- 
ity she la the only one of the censors 
who goes to the trouble of attending 
the previews. 

Instead of gaining ground those 
who tried to give \the local board 
^ditlonal power ""--H iirnr tr caus- 
tog the abolition of the censoring 
oody and were lucky to get off with- 
out further curtailment of the 
"'<»*f<l's powers. 



S. S. Hutchinson Returns 
I>irccting for A. Et Flhns 

8. S. Hutchinson has agreed to 
«rect four film productions for As- 
"oclated Exhibitors. His first will 
«>• "The Nut Cracker." 

Mr, Hutchinson dates back some 
"J fllmdom, to the days of Mutual 

m "'^*"' ^•"'^® ^^^ retirement after 
P'llng up a fortune, Mr. Hutchin- 
son has been a theatre owner, 
•oldlng a string of houses In Wis- 
consin. 



HAMILTON BREAKS LEO 

Los Angeles, Oct. 6. 
Lloyd Hamilton screen comic. 
*»1 be confined to 'hi* home with a 
woken leg for at least three weeks. 
_,?^^'""to»> was working on tne 
^aucational lot in Hollywood in a 
*"-"« which had an automobile 
»««P*'nded on several wires. The 
wires snapped, causing the machine 
'o fall 30 feet to the ground, with 
Hamilton pln1oTi«-d undpr on© of tho 
iThe«?«. 



"FRESHMAN" VS. 
"GOLD RUSH" 



Lloyd Film Runs Ahead 
in College Town 



Columbus, Oct. 6. 

Harold Lloyd's "The Freshman" 
completely snowed under Charlie 
Chaplin's "Gold Rush" when the pair 
were placed against each other for 
day and date showing here, last 
week. Lloyd's film opened at the 
Southern, an out of the way house 
a week ahead of the Chaplin and 
broke all house records the first 
week. The Lloyd film is now in its 
third and final week with the Chap- 
lin film closing a two weeks' run 
at the Grand. 

"Freshman" grossed $8,000 for the 
first week (small house) and re- 
peated that figure for the second 
week, while Chaplin barely hit 
$6,000 starting. This was Chaplin's 
first week figure. He Is falling far 
below it this week. In addltioji, the 
Chaplin film is getting a 60c top 
while the "Freshman" Is la at 40c. 
The opposition against the two 
films was "Romola," which got 
barely $4,000 at the Majestic. 

Lloyd's smash in Columbus la due 
to the fact that this is a football 
town, the seat of Ohio State Univer- 
sity and a city of 300.000 crazy foot- 
ball f^ns. The captain of the Ohio 
State team wrote a review for one of 
the local dailies. 

All films off this week, due to ex- 
position in town, and also Houdini 
and Will Rogers. 



Valentino Going Across; 
May Return With Wife 

Los Angeles, Oct. S. 

Rudolph Valentino will leave Oct. 
17 for New York to sail for Paris on 
the "Leviathan" Oct. 24. 

According to reports Valentino 
will see his wife wlille abroad. It 
is understood there is a possibility 
that they may make up and return 
together. It is figured that after the 
matrimonial storm is over, while 
Valentino Is on the other side that 
there is a likelihood of obtaining an 
avalanche of publicity Just about 
th© time HI*' picture, "<rh» Bagle." 
will be released by United Artists. 

It was also reported that Valentino 
will probably go abroad for the pur- 
pose of being in France at the time 
Mrs. Valentine would Institute a suit 
for divorce against him to expedite 
the proceedings. Valentino denies 
that there is any possibility of a 
divorce at this time, declaring tbo 
separation is only a trial one. 



'Vanishing' Gross, $9,000 

Charlotte, B. C, Oct 8. 

As a test for the RlchaVd EHx pic- 
ture. "Vanishing American," ao 
much thought of by Famous Play- 
ers, It has been removed from Its 
regular release sheet, the film waa 
placed here last week at the firm's 
Imperial. It did $9,000. 

Lois Wilson made a personal ap- 
pearance the opening day. 

The Imperial seats 1,000. 

It'a the regular trial horse for fcn- 
portart now F. P. pictures. 



M 



F. P.-B, 4 K. 

WEST COAST 
MAYBE IN IT 



Messrs. Katz, Franklin and 
Gore Reported Confering 
— Organized Along Lines 
of Keith-Albee Exchange 
— UknoMm if Franchise 
System Will Be Adopted 
— William Fox's Recently 
Purchased Interest in 
West Coast Mentioned 



INTERNATIONAL SCOPE 



The Famous Players -Balaban & 
Katz deal may become the forerun- 
ner to the formation of a general 
picture theatre booking otflce along 
the lines of the Kelth-Albee Ex- 
change that will be international 
in its scope. There have been a 
number of conferences within the 
last couple of days' between Sam 
Katz, Abe Gore and Harold B. 
Franklin, the final outcome of 
which may bring about the lining 
up of the West Coast Theatres 
chain as a part of the F. P.-B. & K. 
combination. 

Abe Gore has been In New York 
for about a week. He is scheduled 
to leave for the Coast again today. 
Whether or not be will take with 
him an outline of the proposed 
terms under which the West Coast 
would become a unit In the new 
combination Is not known. 

Just how a line up of this sort 
on the part of West Coaist would be 
looked upon by William Fox, who 
but recently acquired an Interest in 
the corporation, is not known. 

Whether or not the Famous 
Players-Balaban A Kats are con- 
sidering a franchise arrangement 
whereby territorial rights would be 
assigned to those who become part 
of the combination, and under that 
franchise the holder will be enabled 
to hold his own towns against pos- 
sible opposition. In the matter of 
the towns in California, where both 
corporations are repre.sented, there 
could be a pooling arrangement. 

In the East the deal might also 
include the Stanley interests, ope- 
rating throughout Pennsylvania and 
and in Maryland and into the 
District of Columbia and , in 
the South a possible more definite 
arrangement than now exists be- 
tween Famous and the Saenger in- 
terests. It is through the Saenger 
interests that the combination 
would get into the Mexican and 
Central American territory. The 
Canadian end would be easily cov- 
ered through a broadening of the 
cope of the arrangement now exis- 
tent with the Nathanson interests, 
which is the F. P. Canadian, Ltd. 
Famous' foreign holdings could nlso 
figure in Juterj^itlonal bookings. 

The B." A IC Chicago staffls be- 
ing moved Into Boston to handle 
the opening of the new Metropoli- 
tan there on Oct. 16. After they 
^111 be brought to New York. 



Cortez in Hospital 

Los Angeles, Oct. 8. 

Ricardo Cortez has been confined 
to a hospital In Fresno suffering 
with Sciatic Rheumatism, for the 
past two weeks. 

Ills condition was unknown to 
the studio officials until a few 
days ago and they began a search 
for him to send him to New York 
where he was to play the male 
lead In "Alamo of the South .Seas," 
opposite Gllda Grey. 

Production of the plrture was to 
have began this week, but stuUui 
officials on the coast will endeavor 
to get New York to defer it until 
Cortez ia In condition to go there 



TIP FOR WAR DEPT. 

The War Departniont and Us 
various investigating commit- 
tees hud best keep an eye on 
Colonel Mitohell. If the ap- 
pl;iu.se aooorded the showing of 
his picture In thrt>e of Broad- 
way's picture hou.ses Sunday 
may be taken as a criterion as 
to whore the sympathies of tho 
general public are. 

The showing in the v.jriou.s 
news wcekllos at the Rialto, 
Capital and Rlvoli of the 
Colonel brought thunders of 
applause in e.irh house. That 
means there wore 10,000 poople 
for the battling airman on 
Broadway between four and six 
p. m. 

How many more around the 
country aci-ord his pictur» the 
same nleasure of applause? 
His stand on the nation's air 
defense seems to have struck 
a responsive chord with the 
general public. 



$5,000 TOP COST 
FOR PICTURE BY 
VON STERNBURG 



Director of "Salvation 

Hunters" Trying Again 

Direct and Finance 



PICTURES FOR 
PRESIDENT 
* ONTRAIN 



Shown Nightly in Diner 

— Hays' Wash.- Rep. 

Arranged It 



A 



Los Angeles, Oct. i. 

Joseph Von Sterriburg, director 
of "The Salvation Hunters," will, 
again endeavor to make a picture on 
his own. 

Von Sternburg recently departed 
from the Metro-Goldwyn fold where 
he had started to make a picture, 
which, it is said, has not yet been 
completed. The new picture, he as- 
serts, will cost not over $5,000. He 
has written ht^ own story and will 
make It at one of the independent 
studios next month. It is not ex- 
pected that Von Sternburg also 
hopes to play all the roles. 

From his Metro-Goldwyn earnings 
and the profits from "The Salva- 
tion Hunters," Von Sternburg will 
finance the new picture hlm.self. 



Coast Sensation Due East; 
"Miss Personality's" Pay 

I..OS Angeles, Oct. 6. 

Mildred Melrose, known as "Miss 
Personality," who created a sensa- 
tion on the west coast In the Fan- 
chon and Marco revues during the 
past 17 weeks. Is headed for the east 
coast, making her first stop en route 
for four weeks at the Missouri, St. 
Louis. 

Miss Melrose came to the coast 
about five months ago with "Fash- 
ions," an act which closed on the 
Pantages circuit at San Diego by re- 
quest of the head of the circuit. 
Howard Llchey, at that time work- 
ing fo^^Pant.nges, took the gflj-l uijdey 
his wing and got a ten weelia' con-" 
tract from Fanchon and Marco for 
three times the money she had got- 
ten with the act. Miss Melrose had 
her engagement extended for seven 
weeks until she acceptd a proposi- 
tion to go east at more than three 
times the salary she received from 
Fanchon and Marco. 

At all houses Miss Melrose Is to 
work in a tie-up to be made with 
local mercJiants for a "Miss Per- 
sonality" week. Tills is to be han- 
dled by LIchoy, who will travel with 
her. 



$3.30 FOR "ANNIE ROONEY" 

Los Angelas, Oct. •, 
Wlion M^iry Pl'^kfiirdB iiowcwt. 
"I^Ittle Aniili! Itooncy," oprris ril tin- 
Million Doll.'ir nnxr wook thoro will 
be a $3.30 prcinicre and u personal 
appoaran.p of tho st.Tr. 

That $3 30 Is more than thov ovor 
oharpo«I horo fnr a pl'-'-ir**. 



W.T..shlngtoii, Oct. 6. 
For tlie first time a Presidential 
train, that upon which President 
Coolldge and his party left Sunday 
for Omaha, was equijiped for the 
showing of pictures. Two portable 
machines were aboard and at night 
the dining car was converted into 

a miniature picture theatre. 

The I'resident, who is a 'ending 
the convention of the American 
Legion, has grown to be a movie 
fan. Stating he would miss the pic- 
tures as shown at the White House 
while away. Jack Connolly was told 
of this with the result that the 
Will Hays representative here In 
Washington went along on the 
special train after making tke ar- 
rangements with the B. A ^. for 
the converting of the dining car at 
night. 

J. C. Claflln also accompanied tlie 
Presidential party in charge of the 
projection of the Alms, which con- 
sisted entirely 0t pre-release plo- 
turea. 

CONSOUDATED MEN IND 
$5,000,000 in NOTES SO 

Case Transferred to Chicago 

—Warrants for F. H. Grune- 

berg and Son 



Chicago, Octr 6. , 

The prosecution of the official* 
of the Consolidated Theatre and 
Realty company, headed by Fred- 
erick H. Orunebcrg Sr. and his son, 
Frederick Jr., both of Indianapolis, 
has been transferrtd to Chicago. 

The federal grand Jury here last 
week returned .ndictmcnts against 
the officers and Judge Wllkeraon 
issued bench warrants for the two 
Orunel»«rgs. 

The company, organized In 19H, 
spent approximately $1,000,000 in 
theatre buildings in the middle 
west. It Is charged that notes to 
the total of $5,0O0,p00 were sold by 
the officers with the $1,000,000 in- 
vestment as security. 

An unsuccessful effort was made 
to prosecute in Indian.apoils, hut 
Inasmuch as many of the notee 
were disposed of here the case wa* ^^ 
transferred to Chicago. 



Earl Hudson Remains as 
1st Natl. Production Head 

Despite rumors to the contvarj, 
l?arl ?^u^on will remain at ^"1115 
head of production for First Na- 
tional and will have general charge 
of the producing In the east at the 
Blograph studios In New York City. 
Al Uockett will take ovpr the dutlea 
of the financial side of the .studio 
work. 

^lerman Brunner, It is said. Is as- 
sociating himself with S.im Rork as 
production mann>,'er and Rork in 
turn is reported as having placed 
Dorothy Olsh undor contrii't for a 
series of phturcs. 




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B. & K. Service Declines 

Chicago, Oct. 6. 
S<v<ral inanygtrs of e.i.st.<'rn de 
luxe movie houses who rect-ntly 
i.inic III town to ttuJj the lUItMan 
ami Katz niffhods, stated upon 
If'.ivini,' til 1 1 sliKO th'-lr la.-st visit 
throe yc.irH' ago the .«iervl''e In the 
front of the K. & K. houses had de- 
clined 100 per cent. 



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VARIETY 



PICTURES 



Wednesday, October 7, 1925 



THE MYSTIC AND PRESENTATION 
GOT ONLY $38,600 AT CHICAGO 



McVickers Had Another Big Week with Paul Ash, 

$28,800— "California Straight Ahead" Held Over 

at Randolph — Ash Imitators Won't Hurt Original 



6 BROWN BROS ON STAGE 
SENT BIZ TO $12,000 

"Man Who Found Himself" 

Needed Help In Baito. 

and Got It 



ChlcAgo, Oct «. 

"Whlla the downtown district Is 
far from oversea ted the erection and 
opening of outlying theatres with 
sufficient seating capacity to en- 
able them to play expensive shows 
in conjunction with their screen at- 
tractions are gradually cutting in 
on the loop's trade. Despite several 
big conventions here last week It 
did not seem to bolster the business 
for the downtown cinemas. 

"The Gold Kush," going into Us 
eighth week, and "The Freshman," 
In Its fourth, are both holding up 
remarkably well. Lloyd looks good 
for two more weeks at the Uoose- 
velt. 

McVickers, with Paul Ash as the 
main attraotion. Is still going along 
at a fast clip, even exceeding last 
week's gross. A "rube" presenta- 
tion combined with a splendid 
Bcreen specialty in the "Pony Ex- 
press" boosted the receipts up to 
$28,800. While B. and K. are con- 
templating flooding the town with 
the Ash style of entertainment the 
chances of taking any of the busi- 
ness away from McVickers and Ash 
%re very slim. Ash is In solid. 
Estimate* For Last Week 

Chicago — "The Mystic" (M.-G.- 
M.). (4,100; 50-75). Picture and pre- 
eentation rated ordinary and busi- 
ness dropped considerably after 
opening day. Picked up somewhat 
Saturday and Sunday; $38,600. 

McVickers — "Pony Express" (P. 

P.). (L',100; &0-75). Another corking 

stage specialty bolstered by extra 

talent and coupled with good screeiv 

jspeclalty. 128,800. 

Monroe — "Kentucky Pride" (Fox). 
(973; 50). Just good program pic- 
ture. Depended largely on title for 
business. Around $4,200. 

Orpheum— "Gold Rush" (U. A.), 
(7th week) (776; 60-75). Holding up 
end better than any long run feature 
at this house. With small seating 
capacity figure not under $10,000 
during engagement. Last week 
$10,200. 

Randolph — "California Straight 
Ahead" (U.) (650; ^-35. One of 
big Burprlsea of week*. Pulled larg- 
est gross theatre has bad In 18 
months. Held over. With exceed- 
ingly low prices grossed $5,200. 

Roosevelt — "The Freahman" 
(Pathe). 3d week (1.400; 50-75). 
Could stand another splurge of pub- 
licity. Recent campaign launched 
about wore out. Drawing large 
echool and college trade responsible 
for large matinee business. About 
same week before, $19,500. 



COSTUME FILM 
AND BRONSON 

UNDER $3,000 



"Not So Long Ago" Set- 
tles Question in Provi- 
dence 



"ANNIE ROONEY" TO 
$27,000 AT STATE 



Missouri with Meighan Film, 

$20,000— Ash Imitation 

Not Working Out 



St. Louis, Oct. 6. 
The crazy weather of the week 
before last continued on Into last 
week, but still business at the pic- 
ture houses kept up excellently. 
"Ijlttle Annie Rooney," nearly $27,- 
OUO. 

The Missouri held up to Ito quite 
■teady pace and did $20,000. The 
Bkouras nrothers entertainment 
Idea, copied from the Paul Ash work 
at McVickers', Chicago, is not going 
over. The Rodemich and the Conley 
k Silverman orchestras will continue 
I to alternate, but thl»,wcok is pin^- 
'"^"•^jly the last Of th<^ scries of stage 
■hows at the West Knd Lyric. 
Estimates for Last Week 
Loew'a State — "Little Annie 
Rooney" — Pronounced by every- 
body as Mary's best. $26,700. 

Miaeouri — "Man Who Found 
Himself " — Average picture and pre- 
sentations. $20,000. Very good fig- 
ure. 

Grand Central — "The Knockout" — 
Demonstrutes that a stage show 
can't bold up business over & poor 
picture at this house. Not much 
here. 

West End Lyric— "The Knockout" 
— ^Jiunning day and date with 
Grand Central and with preceding 
week'a orchestra presentation, busi- 
ness waa an absolute flop. 



Providence, Oct. 6. 

(Drawing Population, 300,000) 

Playing to 10c. and 40c. customers 
at the Rialto last week, Betty Bron- 
son'a "Not So Long Ago" grossed 
over 25 per cent below the house 
average. That may go to show, 
according to Manager Bill Mahoney, 
that costume dramas make no Im- 
pression on the pockets of this 
town. A fair card here In modern 
settings. Miss Bronson brought In 
less than $3,000 last week. "Head- 
lights," with Alice Joyce, waa the 
supporting feature. 

On the other band, the AJbee 
management put across a success- 
ful piece of strategy by dragging 
back Chaplin's "Gold Rush," which 
showed for two weeks, leas than a 
month ago, to small audiences at 
the E. F. Albee theatre during the 
interiQi between stock and vaude- 
ville seasons. At the Victory, an- 
other Albee theatre, the picture 
brought In $7,000. or about $2,000 
above the house average, last week. 

The Strand, which broke house 
recorda week before last with a 
second run of "Ten Command- 
ments," had another big week with 
the reappearance of the old favorite. 
Elsie Ferguson, ia "The Unknown 
I^over." 

Last Week's Estimate* 

Majestic— (2,300; 10-40) "Wild. 
Wild Susan" (F. P.) and "Off the 
Highway" (Ind.). Good week. More 
than $6,000. 

8trand (2,200; 15-50) "The Un- 
known Lover" (F. P.) and "Paint 
and Powder" (Ind.). Big week. 
More than $7,000. 

Victory— (1,950; 10-40) "The Gold 
Rush" (U. A.) and "Fighting Heart" 
(Ind.). Fair week at $5,600. 

Rialto— (1,448: 10-40) "Not So 
Long Ago" (F. P.) and "Headlines" 
(Ind.). Considerably off at under 
$3,000. 

This Week 

Majestic, "What Fools Men" and 
"Fair Warning"; Strand, "The Un- 
chastened Woman" and "The Prim- 
rose Path"; Victory, Lloyd'a "The 
Freshman" and "Shoes"; Rialto. 
"He's A Prince" and "Three Wise 
Crooks." 



Baltimore, Oct. 6. 
(Drawing Population, 850,000; Col- 
ored, 125,000) 

The Century settled back some- 
what after the sensational draw of 
the week previous, but both the Ri- 
voli and the New advanced box- 
offlce takings. The latter exhibited 
"Commandments," first time locally 
at pop prices; mopped up. Uptown 
the Warner- Metropolitan had 
"Tracked In the Snow Country," and, 
like all the Rin films, it was sure 
fire. 

The "Ten Commandments" en- 
gagement was aided by the White- 
huVst publicity department's tie-up 
with "The Post," the Monday "home 
edition" of that tabloid being stuffed 
with 20,000 four-page rotas on the 
De Mille spectable. 

The fall race meet at Havre de 
Grace Is cutting Into matinees, but 
this has been offset by the general 
pick-up in night business, due to the 
late fall weather. 

Estimates for Last Week 

Rivoli— "Dark Angel" (2,300; 25- 
75). Excellent notices and Ronald 
Colman definitely eistabllshed as a 
draw {It this house. Intake well over 
previous week, with about $10,500. 

Century — "The Man Wbo Found 
Him.self" (3,000; 30-75). Meighan 
film voted only so-so. but stage a(;t. 
Six Brown Bros., drew good notices 
and helped box office to gross 
around $12,000. 

New — "The Ten Commandments" 
(1,900; 25-50). First local pop price 
showing. Played last winter at 
Ford's at regular legit top. Proved 
great draw and, with newspaper tie- 
up as aid. got best this house has 
had since spring. Around $11,500. 

Metropolitan — "Tracked in the 
Snow Country" (1,500. 15-50). House, 
owing to uptown location, gets big 
Juvenile draw. They turned out In 
force for the animal film, and mati- 
nees consequently were big. Well 
over previous week, with total of 
about $5,600. 

Hippodrome — "The Wild Bull's 
Lair" and vaudeville (3,200; 25-75). 
Business has built steadily for 
month. For first time since Chaplin 
revival, "The Kid." gross touched 
$10,000. 

Garden— "Gold and the Girl" and 
vaudeville (2,800; 25-50). Buck 
Jones sufficient to maintain highly 
satisfactory box office average with 
total of $10,600. 

Parkway— "The Myatlc" (MOO; 
25-50). Film one to stimulate In- 
terest, with close of vacation season 
business on upgrade. About $S,000. 
This Week 

Rivoll, "The Live Wire"; Century, 
"He's a Prince"; Parkway, "The 
Girl of Gold';; Metropolitan. "The 
Trouble With Wives"; New. "The 
Ten Commandments" (second 
week) ; Hippodrome, "Parisian 
Nights"; Garden, "The White Out- 
law." 



V6 "GULLIVER'S TRAVELS" 

The next big Universal special 
will be "OuUlver's Travels." It will 
be produced as a super-special. 

Dlmitri Buchowetakt will direct. 



Geo. McDermit With U 

George McDermit, who has been 
the district manager for the Famous 
Players' houses in the Oklahoma 
and Arkansas territories, has re- 
signed. He will become the man- 
ager of the Rialto, Washington, for 
Universal. 

McDermit has been with Famous 
Players for a little more than two 
years. First as city manager at 
Macon, Ga., and then as district 
manager. When he took pyer^the 
Oklahoma anff Aifensas olstrfcf 
they were In "the red." but within 
nlno months after McDermit took 
hold ho managed to place the the- 
atres on a paying l>asis. 

The manager of the Criterion, 
Enid, Okla., named Sasseen, has 
been appointed successor to Mc- 
Dermit. 



VENICE-L A. CONSOLIDATE 

Former Town Unaffected By Bigger 
Town's Sunday Laws. 



Los Angeles. Oct. 6. 

At the election In Venice last 
week, that city was consolidated 
with Lc3 Angeles, and although the 
L. A. laws and ordinances will ap- 
ply it is Bald that the present 
Venice ordinance which allows 
dancing on Sunday and dancing 
after midnight at public entertain- 
ments, will be allowed to continue. 

The annexation will become ef- 
fective Nov. 16, and it Is also stated 
that the present amusement zone 
laws will not be affected by the 
enforcement of the present Los 
Angeles Sunday blue laws. 



MAINSTREET, WITH DON r ONE 
AaAND50cTOP,R£ACH£S$2l 




Liberty, Kansas City, Discontinues Ice Cream, Re- 
» suming Free Tea and Cake in Afternoons— « 
K. C. Strong for 50c Shows 



Writers' Club New Office 

Los Angeles. Oct. 6. 

The Writers Club's annual elec- 
tion this week elected Rtipcrt 
Hughes to succeed Rob Wagner as 
president Other officers are Bess 
Meredith, vice-president, DoWltt 
Jennings, second vice-pre.sUlont and 
John Jasper, trea.itirer. 

Board of Directors; Fred Beot.son, 
Kiigar Burroughs, Alfred Cohn, 
Donald Crisp, Mitchell Lewis, Mary 
O'Connor, Madclain Ruthven. Clark 
Thompson, Waldemar Young, Rob 
Waguer. 



Agnes O'Malley Editing 

Los Angeles, Oct. S. 

Agnes O'Malley, director of pub- 
licity for the Mack Sennett pro- 
du«t*ons fortWo yearf, has re.slfened 
and will leave on Oct. 10 to accept 
the position of assistant editor of 
"I'hotoplay." 

The Wasps, an association of 
women press agents, will tender a 
banquet to Miss O'Malley before her 
departure. 



THE EYTONS IN N. Y. 

Ix)8 Angeles, Oct. 6. 

Charles Eyton, general manager 
for the Famous Players-Lasky 
studio, has left for New York ac- 
companied by his wife. Kathlyn 
Williams, screen actress. 

They will remain there about six 
weeks. 



Mae Murray Sailing 

Los Angeles, Oct. 6. 
Mae Murray coii'd not pet a suit- 
able story to work In Immodlatoly. 
so she will not make another pic- 
ture for Metro-Goldwyn before go- 
ing abrond the latter part of Octo- 
ber to make a picture In Berlin. 



SWANSON AT 
MET DRAWS 





"Gold Rush," $17,800— 
Freshman," $17,500 — 
"Lightnin*." $4,600 



«i 



Los Angeles, Oct. 6. 



(Drawing Population, 1,250,000) 

With the exception of the Metro- 
politan not one of the first run 
houses showed any semblence of 
new life so far as increase of busi- 
ness was concerned. 

The good trade at the Metro- 
politan was one of those cases 
where the draw can be attributed 
to the star. Gloria Swanson was 
responsible for her picture "The 
Coast of Folly" drawing much big- 
ger trade than the house has had 
since the Gilda Gray weeks there, 
early last spring. However, her pic- 
ture did not draw as well as did 
a previous one. "The Society Scan- 
dal." shown a year ago Holy Week. 
The Intake, however, for the ot>en- 
Ing Saturday and Sunday surpassed 
that of any other picture for the 
current year excepting when Miss 
Gr.iy appeared at the house. 

"The Gold Rush" began to skid 
below the $20,000 Intake figure last 
week. The picture Is in the house 
on a $14,000 stop and possibly will 
be able to easily weather the gal<^ 
for another six or seven weeks. In 
case Sid Grauman can get some 
agreement to withdraw it prior to 
that time from United Artists, be 
will do so. He is already working 
on his prologue for "The Big 
Parade," which Is the next attrac- 
tion. 

Estimates For Last Week 

Metropolitan — "The Coast of 
Folly" (F. 1>.) (3,700; 26-65). Got 
off to big start and did best busi- 
ness of months. $33,800., 

Million Dollar — "The Freshman" 
(Pathe) (2,200; 25-86). Is getting 
close to end of run witb business 
gradually diminishing. $17,600. 

Grauman's Egyptian— >"The Goid 
Rush" (U. A.) (1,800; 60-$1.50). Be- 
ginning to skid. $17,800. 

Loew's State— "The Dark Angel" 
(F. N.) (2,300; 25-85). Not knock- 
out expected. $22,300. 

Criterion — "Llghtnln"' (Fox) 
(1,600; 50-85). Disappointment lo- 
cally. $4,606. 

Forum — "The Home Maker" (U.) 
(1,800; 16-60).' Just a program pic- 
ture that hardly registered. Ted 
Henkel orchestra responsible for 
draw, $6,000. 

Rialto — "Sally of the Sawdust" 
(U. A.) (900; 50-65). Has done un- 
usually big, running as long as this 
in house. Fifth wtek. $5,300, 



U*s "Hearts of West" 

Los Angeles, Oct. t. 

With Famous Players reaching 
the market first with '"The Pony 
Express." Universal has decided to 
call it's production, based on the 
same Idea, "Hearts of the West." 
It KjU be finished the latter part' 
of thIir*month. The story teVoKrcs 
around the massacre of Ouster. 

In the cast are Hoot Gibson, 
Dustln Famum. Ann Cornwall. 
Ward Crane, Katherine Key, George 
Fawcett, Bddie Gibbons, Harry 
Todd, Harold Goodwin, Charles K. 
French. William Steele, Walter 
Rogers, Noble Johnson and Joe 
Bonomo. 



Leatrice Joy Dissatisfied 

Los Angeles, Oct. 6. 

It Is understood that Leatrice Joy 
is desirous of breaking her contract 
with C. B. DeMllle. Miss Joy has 
made two pictures under a three- 
year contract with DeMllle. It Is 
a.sserted she is dissatisfied with the 
way they turned out. 

Miss Joy has sent word to De- 
Mllle on several occasions she «vould 
be perfectly satisfied to tear up her 
contract with him. but DoMille is 
now preparing her next story, to 
be put Into production about Dec. 1. 



Kansas City, Oct. 6. 

It looks as though the picture funs 
of this city have established a 50e 
top as the limit they will pay for 
screen entertainment, and when 
they get the big pictures for this 
price they simply eat 'em up. This 
has been established in the past few 
weeks and was made more em,^hatlo 
by the engagement of "Don Q" at 
the Malnstreet last week. The Fair- 
banks feature, with but one ..ct of 
vaudeville to break the flicker show, 
turned businaes away at many of 
the shows and the answer was "ca- 
pacity" at practically every per- 
formance. It's true the fan.s h;ive 
to wait awhile before tl^y get these 
"big ones" at the half dollar tjcaie 
but they know they will get them 
in time. 

The Royal, with Its second week 
of "The Freshman," also with a 50c 
top, continued to get the money and 
the picture was held for the third 
week. "Llghtnln' " waa the Liber- 
ty's offering and again the COc top 
proved attractive with house report 
showing much better than the aver- 
age. Thomas Meighan, in "The Man 
Who Found Himself waa the draw 
at the Newman. He la of this town's 
favorite leading men and his ad- 
mirers were out in goodly numbers 
to see his latest effort. The press re- 
viewers were divided as to the mer- 
its of the story, but the cash cus- 
tomers liked It and the excellent bill 
provided to go with It and the click 
of the half dollars, in the cash box, 
was Joyful music to the manage- 
ment. 

For the current week the Newman 
Is featuring Its syncopated fall fes- 
tival and taking advantage of the 
Malnstreet giving but one act of 
vaudeville, on account of the length 
of the "Don Q" picture, is pre.sentlng 
several acts in connection with the 
picture, "Wild, Wild Susan." 
Last Week's Estimates 

Mainstreet— "Don Q (IT. A.) 
(3.200; 26-50). Several week.s ot 
preliminary advertising for this 
Fairbanks picture resulted in 
crowds. On account of length of 
film but one stage act given. $21,000. 

Liberty— "Llghtnln. " (Fox) (1,- 
000; S5'60). Stage version here sev- 
eral times. Unusual interest In 
screen version. Business started 
great Saturday and held up nicely 
Sunday and l>alance of week. This 
house has been getting some really 
strong pictures In the last month 
and increased business is reward. 
Manager Carver has discontinued 
the ice cream on the mezzanine, but 
has resumed serving tea, and the 
tea hounds are going after their free 
tea and cakes. $6,500. 

Royal — "The Freshman" (Pathe) 
(920; 60). Second week for Lloyd 
feature, capacity for this little 
money-getter at most performances. 
Picture held for third and final week. 
$10,600. 

Newman — "The Man Who Found 
Hlmseir' (F. P.) (1,980; 35-50). 
Thomas Meighan. Other screen 
offerings with stage acta. From a 
strictly entertainment viewpoint bill 
considered one of best of season. 
$12,500. 

The Pantages presented "The 
Crackerjack," the Globe "The Way 
of a Girl" which completed the first 
runs In the downtown district. 



Olive Borden Stricken — 
With Strange Malady 

Los Angeles. Oct 0. 

Olive Borden, former "Follies" 
girl, now playing a leading role In 
the production John Ford is mak- 
ing for Fox on the Mojave desert, 
^_aa been stricken with H'-mttMagft, ^ 
malady which is slowly sapping her * 
strength. 

She worked several days after be- 
ing affected but It was finally neces- 
sary to send an ambulance to lo- 
cation to bring her to Los Angeles. 



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Directors Shifted 

Los Angeles, Oct. C 
Through a switching around of 
plans, Alfred K. Green will direct 
Colleen Moore in "Irene" Instead 
of John Francis Dillon, with the 
latter designated to handle the 
megaphone for "Too Much Money" 
in which Lewis Stone and Anna Q- 
Nlllson are to be co-starred. 

Fred Newmeyer will direct Lenn 
Errol in "Lunatics at Large," 
which Green was to have dirootcd. 
Dillon and Newmeyer are to maVie 
their pictures in New York wliil» 
Oreen is to do his on the Cnrist. 
Green made "Sally" in which Miss 
Moore was starred. 



Wednesday October 7. 1925 



PICTURES 



VARIETY 



37 



CAPITOL REACHED $58,000 BUT 
^— DID NOT HOLD OVER FILM 



♦'Freshman's" Big Showing First 2 Weeks at Colony, 
$88,000— "Don Q" Second Week, $34,000 — 
Cameo's First Run — Syd Chaplin Breaks Record 



Broadway's picture business last 
week sh<>\ve<l throe separate anil 
dlBtlnct phases. The lirst was tlic 
hlKh of $5S,ir>8.25 that the Capitol 
did with "The Tower of Lies." which 
ta not an extraordinary picture in 
any sense of the word; the second 
the drop "The Iron Horse" suCfored 
In Its second we«lt nt the Uivoli 
where it Kot only $13,Kti*>, and third 
the consistent draw which the Har- 
old Lloyd picture, "The Freshman," 
If provlnpr to be at the Colony, 
where on the two weeks that It has 
been running it rolled up a total 
of J88.953.97. 

Otherwise along the street the 
business maintained its usual aver- 
age. The nialto with "A Son of His 
Father" managed to top the F. P. 
houses, getting $16,735, while the 
Strand, with the second week of 
"Don Q," played to |34,300, about 
$10,000 under what it got the first 
week. 

The \Varner Bros, look to have a 
box olllctf winner to a certain extent 
In "The Man on the Box," with Syd 
Chaplin starred, at their own the- 
atre, where it broke the house rec- 
ord with $1»,323 last week and is 
being held over for the current 
week. 

An unu.sual fact was noted last 
week in that the little Cameo had 
an actual -e-release first run In 
"What Fools Men," a picture un- 
doubtedly forced out of the Strand 
and Riven to tne little house, which 
got $»t500 with it on the week. 

At t.ie house \.here the features 
are in for a run "The I'hantom of 
the Opera" at the Astor and "The 
Merry Widow" at the Kmbas.sy are 
holding their own and getting a 
fair share of the business. The for- 
mer got around $11,500 last week 
while at the little house the 
•Widow" regist<-red with $10,258. 
"The Wanderer" at the Criterion 
has been sllppincr weekly lately and 
is due to go out to make room for 
the incoming "The Vanishing Amer- 
ican." Last week was $8,081 for 
that attraction. 

"The Freshman's" figures for the 
first week were $45,126.35, while 
those for the second showed 
$43,827.62. giving the hou.«<e an aver- 
age per seat business on -the two 
weeks of $23.70, a reco-rd when it 
Is considered that there is only a 
Beating capacity of 1.876. 

ATptro-rjoWwyn is due within the 
next couple of months to bring 
three additional specials to Broad- 
way, They are "Ben-H'ir." "The 
Big Parade" and "Mare Nostrum." 
The former two are certain to be 
placed Into legitimate houses while 
the latter may follow "The Merry 
Widow" at the Embassy. 

Bu-slncKS for the current week 
opened strong all along the line, the 
rain Sunday and the continued cold 
Weather on Monday and Tuesday 
driving the audiences In. 

Estimates for Last Week 

Astor — "Phantom of the Opera" 
(V.) (1.140; $1.50). Drop?)ed to un- 
der $11,500 last week. Still doing 
fair business considering all angles. 
Week-end business naturally big. 
holding up receipts. 
..Cameo— "What Fools Men" (F. 
N) (5)9; 50-85). First first run 
this little house has had in some 
time. Picture was forced out of the 
Strand due to that house running 
big si>e(ials for two weeks each, 
^ok $l.r.O0. just a f.iir week. 

Capitol— 'The Tower of T-ies' 
(M.-C.) (.fi.iso: 50-$l.fi5). Surpris- 
9A*^ ''"*''n<'«s last weekf getting $.''>'<.- 
200. a lit^ure thaj about year aso 
■Would h.-ive almost been . reason 
enough fyj- .hoiiifinsr ■ i»kinrtlPfl •»ovpi-. 
Appe.Trs now Capitol is on way to 
•natter nil existing iv ise records 
for average ucekly huMiness since it 
was built. 

Colony— "The Freslnnau ' (Pathe) 
•l.STfi: .'iO-SS). .«!e-ond week Harold 
Lloyd feature almost cfpialed fig- 
ure of first week when :ictu.il take 
?'**'" ^-^Sl '6 35. Second week showed 
♦ 43,Si;7.t;L', total of $88. 953, 97 for two 
week.9. tremend()\is two weeks' busi- 
ness when considered house ha.« 
spatini,' eap.TPitv of Imt l.S-fi. 
-,^'"'*e'"'on "The Wanderer" (F.P.) 
'*'><; $I,.'-|(l). Xpxt week will prob- 
^nly be n„;il one nt Criterion, the 
rani'. us executives bavin;,' dcci.bd 
^n^-y have world beater in "Tb< 



^■inisliing American." puftinc lUch- 
"'" l»ix starring vehlrle into house 
lor run. "The W.uideter ' slipi)ing 
*iiKitly week after week. Last 
*<^'l< »s,nsi,.-,o. 

-.f"''''a«y- "Tlie Meirv Wi.low" 
j'«' ■<■■> <t;00: $2,'_'0). I)roppe<l Off 

"s than $I,")0 under previous week, 
pjiilt doing snilkient business to 

"•■!> it at house for « imsiiler.ible 

'"''!' <r fit weeks. $lO,:i(iO. 

Rialto '.is-on of His F.ilh.r' i F, 
' ' '1,960; .50-85-99). KlaUo busi- 



WHITEMAN'S HIP 
RECORD $28,500 



Four Shows Daily in Buf- 
falo Last Week 



Buffalo, Oct. 6. 

Paul Whiteman and his orchestra 
furnished the seven-day wonder of 
the BulTalo picture houses last week. 
All previous records at the Hip were 
sma.shed and the gross. $28,500, bet- 
tered by $1,500 over anything the 
house has ever done in the past. All 
tlie other houses were dwarfed into 
inslgnlfl.:ance. 

The Gilda Gray figure which pre- 
viously marked the record was 
slightly under $27,000 despite claims 
that it was in excess of this amount. 
"The BVeshman," the week prevlouti, 
got $27,000 which is about the rec- 
ord at the house for a straight pic- 
ture offering. Whiteman did anly 
four shows a day, the act running 
close to 60 minutes. Had he been 
able to cut the offering and present 
it for an additional show as has 
been done with picture features the 
gross could etisily have been a 
couple of tliousand dollars higher. 
Last Week's Estimates: 

Hip (2400; 35-50)— P.iul White- 
man and "Slave of Fashion." Blew 
all previous records to smithereens. 
Continuous capacity for four shows 
daily. Closing Saturday biggest 
day and perhaps biggest day Hip 
ever had. $28,500. v 

Loew's (3400; 35-50)— "Son of His 
Father" and Ben Welch. This house 
suffering from quality of vaudeville 
past few weeks. Last week's Wll 
with Welch headlining opened strong 
but found little favor with fans. 
Bills must offer noticeable improve- 
ment to keep this one in running. 
$15,500. 

Lafayette (3400; 35-50)— "Hell's 
Highroad" and vaudeville". Noth- 
ing outstanding with result only 
middling business. $15,000. 



Sloppy and 'Floppy 

New Orleans, Oct. 6. 

A sloppy, floppy week in the pic- 
ture places. Kain and dismal im- 
prints caused the natives to forget 
all about "The Street of Forgotten 
Men" at the Liberty, while few- 
chanced in upon the "Winds of 
Chance" during its Strand tcnacvy. 
"Seven Days." in its seven days 
at the Tudor, seemed like an 
eternity to the management. A 
great week for the cashiers to catch 
up on their chocheting. 

The figures: 

Strand— 2,200; 83— "W i n d s of 
ChancP." One of the year's 
"Brodie.s." $4,300, and gloom. 

Liberty — "The Street of Forgotten 
.Men." Kan along quietly to $."!,300. 

Tudor — SOO; 40— "Seven Days." 
Comedies not relished at Tudor. 
This one no exception. $1,800. 



West Directing "Bat" 

Los Angeles. Oct. 6. 

Koland West will direct "The 

Bat," to be released through United 

ArtitUa. 4s yet no east selections 

hftye ' been rnad^. "' *i»-,*A-^» > 



ness last week best of two Kamcjus 
houses on Broanway. Not th.at Kl- 
alto was good, but PJvoli did so 
l.adly. Pi /lure H.irold Bell Wright 
stoiy and retui'n $ltl.7."iO. ma,)<ir por- 
tion un<loiil)tedIy due to Men fjernt" 
draw. 

Rivoli — "The Iron Horse' ( Kox) 
(.'.lOO; .^0-^5-99). Sei-ond ueek of 
I''(ix special shoued tliat puldieity 
picture got at "Lyric ni.aile it 
st.ind up as it did at the box olllce. 
With that publicity piin'li l.i. I<ing 
second week of first showing on 
Proadw.'ixat pop i>rii ■ s went all to 
pieces vpfth $1.1.9(10 in i<'x office 
{)nc of Worst weeks Kmili has had 
in some time. 

Strand Don Q" ( l'. A ) (2.900; 
.'1 ."i - ."i - S .-J ) . !^ec(jnd weel< of I'aii- 
hanks feature .it Slr.iiiil Idiiiid Imsl- 
nesH off .ihout $10.0UO under initial 
we<k, with take reporteil as $.11,300. 

Vv'ar ncrs — "The Man on the Itox" 
( \'.-..rnei:4) (tnnO; ■in.sr,-99). S> d 
I'haplin broke liie hoii^- record the 
III si week with $r',:f.':i. so the pte- 
tuie held over. 



PICKFORD'S "ROONEY" 
$3,000 OVER SWANSON'S 



Two New Pop Vaudeville 
Houses in Boston — Fen- 
way Holds Up 



Boston, Oct. 6. 

W'ith Mary PicMord in ' Little 
Annie Uooney." the htate, Loew's 
Liig uptown house, did a whale of a 
business last week with the grojs 
running lietter than $19,000. It ua.i 
tlie lirst time this se.ison that thii? 
hou.w had reached this figure, but it 
is a figure that the house <an and 
has touched, and beltert'd. when the 
picture y'ilts the fancy of the pa- 
trons. 

The business of the Pickford pic- 
ture was better by $3,000 th.in the 
business that tlie house recorded the 
previous week with the Gloria 
Swanson release, "The Coast of 
Folly." 

At the Fenway business w.as up 
last week with the double bill of 
Thomas Melgban In "The Man Who 
Found Himself" and "The Bad 
Lands" giving the house, which isn't 
very large, $10,000, better by about 
$1,500 than the business of the week 
before. 

Perfect weather conditions for the 
picture houses and as far as could 
be learned no 111 effects from (he 
Brockton Fair all week. 

With the opening of the new 
Keith-Albee house, the new Boston 
this week and the Metropolitan 
scheduled for next week, both 
houses to use a pop vaudeville and 
picture policy, things are looking uj) 
in pictures here. For the opening 
week the Keith-Albee house has 
"California StralgTit Ahead" as fea- 
ture. 

The Fox people are splurging here 
with their latest release, "The Iron 
Horse," now on the second week at 
Tremont Temple. The Washington 
street Olympia this week annoimced 
a change of policy to take care of 
the competition of the new Boston 
theatre and Is now on a four shows 
a day run. The downtown Olympia, 
located In Scollay Square, sticks to 
the former policy. 

Last Week's Estimates 

State (4,000; 50-75)., $19,000 with 
Mary Pickford in "Littie Annie 
Hooney." 

Fenway (1,000; 50-75). $10,000 
with MeifThan in '"The Man Who 
Found Himself" and "The Bad 
Lands." Fenway probably will be- 
come second run house when Met 
opens. 

Modern (500; 35-50). With "The 
Man Who Found Himself" and "The 
Bad Lands." $5,500. 

Beacon <bill» capacity, scale and 
business same as twin house. Mod- 
ern). 

Tremont Temple (?d week). "The 
Iron Horse" went over big opening 
week. 



"INTRODUCE ME" TOPS 
'TRESHMAN" IN TOPEKA 

Lloyd Film's Edge Through 

Better Exploitation— ''Lim- 

ited Mail" in Shuffle 



Topeka, Kan.. Oct. 6. 
(Drawing Population, 75,000) 

Though many who .saw them both 
declared MacLean's '-'Introduce Me,' 
at the Isis, much better laughing 
material than LIoyd'.s "The Fresh- 
man" at the Grand, ihe superior ad- 
vertising campaign conducted foi 
the Lloyd picture brought in f he- 
business and the Grand, with ;■ 
.seating capacity of lictter than 1,400, 
es.ablishecl a new hou.«e record for 
a picture shown at p<>i>u:ar jiriee,-:. 
Other pictures shown at the (Jraiid 
have taken in more money but "The 
Freshman ' played to .ilniost pa<'kei| 
house business all week, with stand- 
ing room Friday and S.iturilaj. 
Ma(Leans "Introduce Me" did a 
niie business but linked ;he adver- 
tising. • *■■ ,.„.-,: , 

"^J«is*ft'*l>ek'» billings inrhjde "Th. 
Iron Horse" for the Cr.ind. ani 
Swaiisi'n's "Coast of l-'olly" for thf 
Isi.s. Heavy adverli.sjng on tile 
"Horse" and a "lay-off ' on .Swanson 
are expected to almost duplicate tli;- 
week's condil joins nex; w<"k. 
Estimates for Last Week 

Grand (1,400 50-35> — New recor.l 
foi- liist -run showing of Lloyd iitm-l 
edy, "Freshman." Heavy a(l\<-ilis- 
ing and exploitation r'jirnij.ilf,;!). 
Slightly over $3,6(iO. 

Isis (700; 40-25)— •Iiitro.liiie .Me' 
(MacLean), declared by m.iny to be 
belter eom«<ly than f-lo.\d's lates , 
I^'iek of .idvei tisjng put hnint of 
bringing in biisinesH on ta.king ((a- 
trons. Apiiroxiinately $2,100. 

Cory (100; 25-15^ — "'Liiiuied Mail. ' 
dcHpite melo-dr.-.matic fi le, well 
liki d but had too iniieh i ompetition 
from comedjeu. Top» it. 4 1 kes to 
laii^'h Over $1 400. 

Orpheom (90(1; 30-2'ii — "Lady 
\\ ho Li«d " got off to K"')d start fir>l 
li.'tlf hei'ause of swift .n-ion and 
South .Sen atmoHph're. Last hall. 
P.iin<y Oldfield ;iiid I> rt l,.v..ii li. 
"Tlie I'.ire That Tin i, is," a^ela^rl 
buf:lntbB. $1,700. 



MEIGHAN STRONGER THAN HLM; 
^STANLEY'S $27,000 LAST WEEK 



"Iron Horse," Third Week, Exceptional Showing 
with $21,000— "Gold Rush," Riot, 2d Week, 
$15,000— "Wanderer" Out After 4th Week 



WARHELD SHOW 
DRAWS $23,150 



Granada Totals $18,100 
- — St. Francis, $5,100 



San Francisco, Oct. 6. 
They clicked again at the Wai- 
fleld last week — Just one of thosi> 
well knit programs with plenty ol 
action, thrill comedy and hokum 
The show scored with every critic 
in town busting his typewriter to 
say something good about it. At 
the Grenada young Gene Buck 
.seems to have gone over like a 
house on tiro. The town likes the 
peppy little director and his Jazzy 
way of handlini; his band. Nat 
Holt, manager of the California, is 
back at his desk after a two weeki' 
vacation at Lake Louise. 

Estimates For Last Week 
Loew's Warfield— Hamon Novarro 
in "The Midsliipman" tM. G.). One 
of .he best things that Novarro has 
ever done. $23,150. 

Granada — They didn't care for the 
ice and snow in "The White Des- 
ert" <M. G ) $18,100. 

California — High hatted fun 
maker Raymc nd Griffith in "He's a 
Prince." gave good week. $17,700. 

Imperial — Final week of "Th'. 
Pony Kxpress" didn't hold up as 
expected. "l-Yeshman" opened tt- 
usualj*apacity business Friday. $7,- 
800. 

St. Francis — Second and last 
week of "The Fool" (Fox). Picture 
never got started. $5,100. 

COLUMBIA, $16,000, IN 
WASH., SMALL FOR "Q" 

Turnaways Helped Other 

Houses— "Graustark"' Did 

$15,000 

Washington, O.t. 6. 
(Estimated Population, 500,000; 
120,500 Colored) 

Doing as expected, Douglas Fair- 
banks had a great week at the Co- 
lumbia. Only the small capacity of 
the house and the length of the pic- 
ture held it from topi)ing everytbinj; 
y«t to ha^e played the house. Held 
over. 

All of the 'other houses were 
heljied by the Columbia overflow, 
the two-hour lockouts pnniiig more 
than the wailing groujis could 
.stand. At the I'alae, a comedy 
feature, Itaynicmd Giiflilh in -Uii's 
a Prince," diil exceedingly well. 

'"Llghtnin" did but fairly well at 
the Kialto. Tills was rather unex- 
pected anri that the usual gross of 
the pl.ice w.is about doubled cannot 
alone be credited to the picture, as 
tiie new manager, .1. V. Carn«^, is 
siiending much money in extra ad- 
T.i(%itsinff, bfith driiTy'a-nd .Sonday." 
Tiie. strong opp<isition naturally fig- 
ured. 

Estimates for the Past Week 

Columbia (1,2.'?2; 35-50). 4 Fair- 
lanl<s ill 'Don CJ" (II. A,). All that 
.■oiild be done. About $1*;,000. 

Metropolitan ( 1,542; 35-50). Norma 
Talm.-ulge in "« Iraust.'irk" (1st N.) 
li.in right behin<l with $15,000. 

Palace ('-',432; 35-,10). Itayinond 
<^;iillith in "'He s .1 Prince" ( F. P.) 
House tn.-inagernent bnilt u|) excep- 
tional program given entirely to 
comedy. Second.-uy features se- 
lected with care and wide contrasts 
fioib fe.itnre,-. Alioijt $10,500, 

Rialto (1,9?H; :fi-50). "LiKhlnlii'" 
(Fox). Held its <iwn In fie of ter- 
rlrtc opposition and location' of the- 
atre, with its usual fan-to had 
I iisiness. lOxtra advertising .'ani- 
(i.Mgn nniNt be creilile.l \miIi anlini 
to g( $S,(iOO iegiKl<r'il. 
This Week 

Colunibl.-i, "lion C^ ' (;:d «eek»; 
.\1( tropolitan, "(!r.iii>'iaik ■ (.il 
U'..|;); I'al.ire, '"Tl.e l\Iid--ril|.l,ian ; 
Itialto, '"Trai ked in tlie Snow Cum, , 
tiy." 



Philadelphia. Oct. 6. 

There was only one newcomer 
that joined the bifc-busiiie.-s group 
las: w«>ek. but two ol tiit> hold-overs 
maintained their hiijh rei'ords or at 
least showetl ((lily moderate or quite 
natural drops. The weatlier. whicu 
was hot and sultry at the first of the 
week, did not help any. 

Ctuisidering this latt<'r feature, 
the .ittendance at the Stanley was 
very big. but that isn't surprising, 
as the iiicture was Tho.^j. Meiirhan'fl 
"Man Who Found Himself," anj 
that star is .1 sure-fire draw here, no 
master the picture. The week's 
gross was almost $27,000. Added at- 
tractions, though good, had no great 
box office value. 

The Fox. third week of 'The Iron 
Horse," added after that big special 
overcame the first week's «lisap- 
pointlng start, pulled around $21,000, 
which means about $64,000 for the 
three weeks. It could imdoubteiliy 
have -Stayed longer and done busi- 
ness, although the p«>ftk had been 
p.issed. 

Again, these three houses shared 
the town's (downtown group) only 
real business. The Aldlne. for the 
third week, lagged badly with "The 
Wanderer," and it w.is wisely de» 
cid<d not to force the run of that 
si)ecial beyond its originally an- 
nounced four weeks. If it hit $9,500 
it was lucky, despite a better Mon- 
day than the preceding week. 

This week, for the first time In a 
couple of months, it is not so much 
the films as the side features. At 
the Stanley is "Sally of the Saw- 
dust," and for this Griffith picture 
the Stanley people hiive arranged 
an elaborate "circus" prolog, with 
clowns, acrobats, and trained ani- 
mals. \ 

In addition to this dally added 
progi.am 1). W. Griflith and Carol 
Demiisler were brought over for per- 
sonal appearances Monday afternooB 
and evening. 

The Fox also has an added feature 
more prominent than the picture — 
Vincent Lopez and his orchestra, his 
first personal appearance In a i>lc- 
fuie house. The photoplay Is "Eant 
Lynne. ' 

Estimates of Last Week 

Stanley (4,000; 35-50-75). — "The 
Alan Who Found Himself " fi-'. P.). 
Tliomas Melsrhan drags them in hero, 
.Miout $27,000, splendid figure. 

Stanton (1.700; 35-50-75) — "The 
(b.ld Kush " (IT. A.) (2d week). Held 
up big, almost $15 000. Chaplin com- 
edy riot at house which had pre- 
viously been latrglng badly. Five 
weeks, maybe six. 

Fox (3.000; 99)— "The Iron Horse" 
(Fox) (3d week). Little off. but )us- 
tifleil last -minute decision to hold It 
in. $20,000 quoted. "Kast Lynne"? 
this week, with Vincent Lojiez as Mg 
added attraction. 

Aldine (1,500; $l.«5)--"The Wan- 
derer" (F. P) (3d week). .Still bad- 
ly off, and decision ma<le to cut its 
run after four weeks. "Phantom of 
the (Jiier.i ' coming in. Lucky If it 
bit $9,500. 

Arcadia iROO; 50) "Winds of 
Chance" (1st Nat.) (1st xveek). Fair 
business, around $2,500. This prob- 
ahlv hM^ 

Karltdh (1.100; 50) 'Hell's Hi.c'h- 
road" (F. P.). Title hurt In thi«« 
house and business only fair, around 
$2,000. 



Players Go \ks{ 

Los Angeles, Oct. 6. 

A great many Famous Playern 
r.asky contract players working at 
the Kong Island studios are begin- 
ning to arrive here this \v*'ek. They 
Irfilude Adolph ,Menjon, V'avinond 
Hattbn, «^6ta"'*Tl5ii<rtf,(:;e.(rge Higas- 
find Monta Hell. 

When these people r.rrixe it l!i 
exr»eted that tliey will shortly 
begin work. .Miss Nlsyen is to i>lay 
in "The f .'olden Sin," which, H.ioiil 
Walsh will make, ll.itton Is to ap- 
pear o|iposite Mildred Davis In 
""Heliind HelnL' From." .Menjoii is *- 
to jirepare for a new piitnre and 
Pitas i-i to join the ranks of Ihe 
waiting contract pl.n>er« who are 
,'iKsigiied to different comiianies. 

Ki ne.Ht Torrence and Doi.Klan 
I'aiil'.inkv, .7r,, hfne also r.-linned 
from' the east and jwiH ■• 'wnplefe 
their work in. "Tlie Nm. ' - 

\'eriiiu " 



!• I i<an 



young Creatore Booking 
.'-;.iiri U»>ss ii now in 1 bnri,"' of 
Aithiii S|pi>i/.i'~ new Chi. ,'t.;.-) otllce 
ill Ml" P'ltler lliiiiding. Voting Cre- 
at' (, the 'i.n o.C the b,<iidn).'ipter, 
hit" hern rC'albd to the Sfiiz,/.! Nevr 
V.rU ofTice to h.indli piiture he-ise 
biohinfs out t'f the «ast. 



VARIETY 



PICTURES 



Wednesday. October 7, 1925 1 



ARGENTINA HNE 

—OF $10,000 FOR 

INFRINGEMENT 



I 



Native Concern Com* 

plained Of by F. P.-L. 

on "Commandments" 



Washlnsrton. Ort. 6. 

A decision was handed down in 
the Federal Courts of Argentina in 
a case of copyright jurisprudence 
and unfair competition. 

Judgment w.as given to Famous 
Players- Laskx against the Terra 
Programa Co.. of Argentina, for 
Infringement on the title of "The 
Ten Commandments." 

Representatives of the American 
film company set forth thit thl« film 
had been produced in the United 
States at great expense and to con- 
siderable success and was about, to 
be exhibited in Buenos Aires. Prior 
to this showing the Argentine con- 
cern advertised another film called 
"The Ten Commandments or The 
Moon of Israel," according to the 
report to the Department of Com- 
merce with consequent loss and 
prejudice to Famous Players- Lasky. 

The court found that the intent 
to cause confusion in the public 
mind was evident and F. P. had am- 
ply proved Us case.v Adolf Zlcovich 
Wilson and Antonio Nelli, of the 
Terra Programa Corapany were 
assessed flO.OOO (American) with 
the Judge ordering their business 
embargoed for that amount. At the 
same time further sliowiags of the' 
film which was a German produc- 
tion under the name registered by 
F. P. were prolubiled. 



Postal Telegraph Tieup 

Chicago. Oct. 8. 

Orie of the first tieups known to 
have been made with a telegraph 
company hereabouts, outside of 
radio, was put over by McVickers in 
conjunction with the showing of 
"The Pony Express." The folder 
was devoted entirely to the feature 
with the Postal Telegraph carrying 
but two lines. 

Paul Ash is quoted as using Pos- 
tal service exclusively. 

Aside from putting out the plug- 
ger the teldjriph company was 
al.so responsible for Its proper dis- 
tribution. 



BARBARA LA MARR IIX 

Los Angeles, Oct. 6. 

"The Girl from Montm.nrtre" will 
probably be Barbara L;i Marr'.s last 
picture for some tlhic. During it.s 
making the star lia.s been froiiuontly 
111 and has remained a\t.-ay from the 
studio for many half d.iys. 

After the lUm's completion, rlo.'»e 
friends say she will take a long 
rest. « 

The picture is .schedul^ for com- 
pletion this week. 



MARION DA VIES" "RED MILL" 

Loa Angele.s. Oct. 6. 
Marion Din-ies wlien she com- 
pletes "IJeverlv «f Oraustark." her 
; next picture for Metro^Goldwyn. 
will probably make "The Rod Mill." 
from the stage plav In which Mont- 
• goniery and ^tone appeared. 
•It*- Marsbiill: J^eil.in may direct. 



BACK TO B'WAY 






Broadway ia again to be* 
come the centre of the picture 
inilu.stry. For a brief time 
J'"ilth avenue has had the call 
l'.ut the trend back to the 
Main Stem has already begun. 
With Metro-Goldwyn now 
located at Loews State, the 
work underway on the new 
I'aramount building to house 
the home ofHce of the Famous 
Players- Lasky organization, 
other organizations are ca.st- 
Ing their eyea Broadwayward. 
The latest to fall into li»e is 
the Producers Distributing 
Corp., which i« seeking a loca- 
tion on the Big Alley. At pres- 
ent it is possible that they may 
lomted in t-ho new building at 
1440 Broadway. 

The Fifth avenue ide.a was 
started by Famous Players 
when moving their home of- 
fices from 729 7th avenue over 
to "485." Shortly afterward 
others followed. First Na- 
tional located at 6 West 48th 
and since have shiftvd further 
east, to Madison avenue, llni- 
veraal for so long at 1600 
Broadway only a few months 
ago hit Fifth avenue at 57th 
street, bringing up the end of 
the parade. 

The Goldwyn organization 
was located at 469 Fifth ave- 
nue until the merger with 
Metro and then the home .of- 
fices shifted to the Loew 
State building. 

The Will H, Hays organiza- 
tion now occupies the offices 
formerly held the Goldwyn 
organization. Paramount will 
move to Broadway when its 
new building is completed 
about October. 1926. P. D. C. 
may beat them to the big 
street possibly by May next. 



ECONOMY FORPICTURE POSSIBIUTIES OF 



INDEPENDENTS 
NECESSARY 



Profit More Likely from 

Cheaply Produced 

Pictures 



CURRENT PLAYS ON B'WAY 



(Variety's reviewera assigned to legitimate stage productions are i. 
•tructed to judge each production with a view to its potential 
posaibiltiea. Their judgments will be listed here weekly.) 



P'ctun 



31ST THEATRE 
IN GREATER N.Y. 



S. & S/s Growing Chain 
Leads Independents 



Further additions to the inde- 
pendent picture house chain, owned 
and controlled by Small & Stra.ss- 
berg, now give that firm the biggest 
hold on film houses In Greater New 
York not leased or held by Para- 
mount, Fox or Loew, 

The Terminal, seating 2,000, the 
31st house to be controlled by S. & 
S., at Fourth and Dean streets, 
Brooklyn, opened last week with a 
dim policy. 

Small & Strassberg practically 
control the majority of theatres in 
Astoria, L. L They have Just t.aken 
over the Broadway there which will 
be opened under their i)icture aus- 
pices Oct. 10. ^ 

Outside Loew's Astoria, the As- 
toria houses undeu S. & S. direction 
are the Astoria-Grand, Arcade, 
Steinwav and now the Broadway. 



The necessity of economy whicli 
has caused no end of financial flurry 
and a proposed campaign of re- 
trenchment in the overhead at the 
studios of the big companies has also 
invaded the independent field. 

Keeping the cost of productions 
down has long been practiced by the 
independents, yet several jumped 
the traces and spent, a lot of money 
that had been *made on previous 
films. This came as a result of the 
independents going after "names," 
the cast increase proving an expen- 
sive drag on the independent bank- 
roll. 

Several cheaply made pictures 
have turned in sure profits and have 
given some of the best known 
makers of independents food for 
financial thought. 

One independent spent a lot of 
money on a picture and it got quite 
a play yet it took the maker a long, 
long time ore he was free of the 
initial cost. 

Now Money 

For the fall and winter there are 
many independents already finished 
or receiving the completing dashes, 
with most of them having proved 
quite a drain on the budget. 

These Independents are certain of 
booking in certain terrltorle-i yet 
they must receive a more general 
circulation to reimburse the makers. 
It Is this uncertainty causing inde- 
pendents to burn the midnight In- 
cades^ent ^ cutting to the bone 
for the next tentative list of pro- 
ductions. 

Among several of the mofiled cen- 
tres It Is reported that the Inde- 
pendent field will see a lot of new 
money for the coming season not- 
withstanding that many of the In- 
dependents are yelling "hard times." 

Fully four new manufacturing In- 
terests are lining up initial budgets 
preparatory to bringing out new 
trade marks and films. 



^ "Applesauce" — Favorable 
"APPLESAUCE" (Comedj — Richard Herndon— Ambassador). 
A comedy, of family life that should be adaptable. The types .are not 
unfamiliar but the humorous points of the story should carry. The 
attraction ran nearly eight months in Chicago. Ibet, 

"The Bucoaneer"— ^reat .11 

"THE BUCCANEER" (Arthur Hoiikins— Plymouth) 
''The Buccaneer," with William Farnum, himself, in the screen verstai 
of the play In which he Is starring. Is surefire for pictures. The dashlnr 
romantic freebooter of the 17th century and his activities permits fur 
great costume stuff. The nautical suggestion could be built up with 
maritime warfare. 

The 'story Is dashing and if cleaned up a little, as regards Morgaa*! 
relations with the women and his would-be relations with Lady Neville 
there's nothing else to worry about from censors. Abel 

"American Born" — Favorable 
"AMERICAN BORN" (George M. Cohan— Hudson Theatre). 
Made to order for a rip-snorting program film of the better sort, 
with romance and comedy, atmosphere and "change of pace.'" runninit 
from plain life In New York and ranch life In Wyoming to anop.sira| 
castle stuff In rural England and workingmen's lives in drear Scotland. 
Behind it Is a fine story of snobbish feudal Intolerance, a romance 
between a gardner and the lovely daughter of a peer, driving the lovem 
to America, where the Yankee- Doodle boy Is born, where he becomet 
orphaned aod struggles until suddenly his bitter uncle relehts on iiia 
deathbed and leaves him the h-y-covered estates and the fabulous fac- 
tories. He and his war- pal go across to sell out and to give England 
the hurry-act. but meet two girls, see what It would mean to the worlter;^ 
and their broods — presto! And all plus the rep Cohan will «lve it with 
a sure stage success and his name on the celluloid, even if he doesn't 
act in it, iMit. 

"Edgar Allan Poe" — Favorable 

"EDGAR ALLEN POE" (Tom Donovan— Liberty). 

Figures to fDrnlsh excellent material plcturlzlng the life of a great 
American poet who was highly i romantic and whose exi.stajice was 
tragically dramatic. Plenty of chances for local color and perhaps 
historic touches. But remember "Lincoln." ibee. 



WOBBER GOING ABROAD 

Los Angeles, Oct. 6. 
Herman Wohher, one of the west- 
ern executives of Paramount, leaves 
shortly for Europe where he will 
install Paramount operation meth- 
ods In all the new houses to be 
opened by that concern In London, 
BerWn and^^^^js,^ ^ . 



ISCHA VIOLIN 

■:i ORCHESTRA LEADER, RIALTO, LOS ANGELES 

; Arranginff the Musical Score for "PHANTOM OF THE 
',% OPERA," to Be Shown at the Rialto Theatre 



nRST SEASON BOOKED 
FOR RIVOU-RIALTO 



Picture bookings for the Rialto 
and RivoU, New York, have been 
made up to January with the Fa- 
mous Players books, Including 
week presentations for three more 
Fox pictures, two Vltagrapha and 
one First National film. 

Among the Fox subjects are two 
by Tom Mix, while the F. N. pro- 
duction will be "The Knockout. " 

In the fall Uialto and Rlvoli book- 
ings several of the films will get 
two weeks Broadway showing, 
opening at the RlvoU and then play- 
ing the Rialtij the following week. 

D. W. Griflflth's "That Royle 
Girl" has its prem'ere In November 
at the Rivoli, and then shifts to the 
Rialto the next week. Raymond 
Griffith's "Stage Door Johnny'' Is 
another feature booked for the same 
presentation process. 

Among the feminine stars, Gloria 
.Swanson in "Stage Struck" will 
get this two weeks' Broadway play. 

At^he Critertnn It has been defi- 
nitely set ttt^t' 'The Vanishing 
American" will open there Oct, 15 
with the Richard Dix "special" be- 
ing shown In nine reels. 



"Golden Sin," New Title 

Loa Angeles, Oct. 0. 
Famous Players will call "lias- 
sen," "The Golden Sin." 
' Raoul Walsh will direct. 



"Accused"— PosaibU 

"ACCUSED" (David Belasco— Belaaco Theatre). 

As It Is written, this drama by Brleux is worth 30 cents fur film use. 
However, after Belasco and Spthern have lent it their Illustrious namex. 
and with I^ieux holding a sort of child -terrifying reputation himself, 
as an author, and after a^ decent^K^w York run and the hot notices 
from the dailies, a shrewd producer may see a box office value in the 
title, with a reservation to rewrite most of Brleux's thoughts, shoot in 
'some action, clap on a happy ending, and go big In the court scene 
around which the whole theme revolves but which never sho\v.s on the 
stage. This script Is almost wortljless, but this property shouldn't jet 
by without a second thought. Lait. 



IN NEW YORK 

V. 

May 'Allison Is In New York, 
having finished "Viennese Melody" 
on the Coast, 

Douglas Gilmour, one of the sea- 
son's new leading men "finds," Is 
slated to work in the next Elinor 
Glyn story, 

Frank Mayo went to Detroit this 
week to play the lead In a new 
Independent production. 

Patsy Ruth Miller is going to 
work "opposite" Syd Chaplin In his 
next picture. 

Bessie Love is in New York, In- 
definitely. 

Burton King has st.arted work on 
the new Jans production, "Rhino- 
stone and Ermine.' at the^Glend.iIe 
studio. 

Dick Barthelmcss is putting the 
fmishing touches to ".lust Suppose" 
at tho Tec-Art studio, direction, 
Kenneth Webb. 



Los Angeles, Oct. 6. 

Dorothy Maekaill as soon as «ho 
completes her part In "Joanna," 
wlUch Edwin Oarewe is making for 
First National, wil' leave for New 
York, where she will play the femi- 
nine lead opposite LjCon Errol In 
^*I..unatics at Larpe." '"t;.V^ 

Itiree other departures for New 
York next week in the sivrae studio 
will be Claude G'Mingwater, Victor 
McLaglen and George Fawcett, who 
are going to work in a picture that 
will star Milton Sills, under his new 
First National contract. The title 
of the picture is "Men of Steel." 
Dorln Kenyon Is* to jilay the lend 
opposite Sills. 



I 

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HELD OVER FOR A SECOND WEEK 





lia^f^pAvimss 



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LYRIC TENOR, SINGING "MOONLIGHT AND ROSES" 
AT WARNER'S THEATRE, NEW YORK 

OPENING OCT. 18, SHEA'S HIPPODROME, BUFFALO 



PEGGY JOYCE, 
REGULAR STAR 



Signs Contract with A. E. 
—"Sky Rocket" Next 



Peggy Joyce has signed i con- 
tract to regularly fctar in pn tures 
as an Associated Exhlliitor.s' card. 

Miss Joyce started in piclures 
under the manaRcinont of Pat 
Powers, for whom she made "Sliy 
Rocket." The picture may be re- 
leased next month. It will ;ippear 
on Broadway, either at .the .sir.ind 
or Capitol. 

Mr. I'owers Is flnant-ialiy inter- 
ested In A. E. Ho w'\s .as.-.o.-iated 
in Oscar Price's recent t-ontrul 
purchase ot the org;iTiiz.ation. 



EDWARD SMITH AT FRISCa 

San* Francisco, Oct. 6- 
Edward Sm4th, house manager at 
the State Theatre in Oakland, baJf' 
been selected by San Francisco ICn- 
tertainment. Inc., the local n.inie for 
the Famous I'layers-Lasliy hold- 
ings, to succeed Howard Kin»;.-iinore 
as the manager of the St I'raticis 
TheXtre. 

Kingsmore remains to open the 
world premier of "The V.ini.sliinK 
American," and then leaves f'>r the 
e.T.st. 



Wednesday October 7, 1025 




PICTURES 



VARIETY 



39 



r 



PRESENTATIONS 



(Extra attractiona in picture theatreSf when not 
pictures, u)iU be carried and described in this depart- 
ment for the general information of the trade.) 



-Toyland." 

Barni* Band Co. __ ^ _ 

'23 Minut««' 
Rialto, New York. 

"Toylafld" Is an imposing presen- 
tation and one so worthy it might 
well be utilized is a special at- 
traction to draw kiddles to the 
theatre, even to the extent of giving 
a special Monday morning per- 
formance for the youngsters. 

All told there are 12 people om- 
ployed in addition to the Ben 

• gernie orchestra which, for tha oc- 
casion, is clad In clown costume. 

,Jt toy shop set Is uaf-d and there 
are the usual dolls, hobby horses, 
etc., to dre.ss the stage. 

At the opening five figures arc 
on the stage. From loft to right 
there are a couple of hoofers made 
up to resemble the Gold * Dust 
Twins, the figure of a Persian male 
dancer, a girl on a pedestal and 

'.a Chfnaman standing in the corner 

iat the right. A frog Is also noticed 
down stage to one side. The open- 
ing number by the orchestra is the 
"Kinky-Kids Parade"' which Is fol- 
lowed by the advent of Joseph 

^Wetiel wbo puts over "Brown Eyes 
Why Are You Blue" effectively. It 
Is a number that fits particularly 
well In the scene. Then comes the 
dance of Burnoff and Josephine, 

•Who -virtually stopped the offering 
with their work. This is a team 
either for production or vaudeville. 

; The Morris Bros., next show a 
hoofing routine that got little at 
the first show. 

Nee Wong, a Chinaman with a 
ITke, was another distinct hit in 
the presentation. He slips over a 
neat routine with a lot of person- 
ality. The "Frog" then comes into 
action, it being the contortionist 
work of Ernest Kola. Five of the 
Rialto girls jazsed ,the Wooden 
Soldiers and made It look as 
though Weyburn had been on the 
job with their tap work. 
This closed the presentation, al- 



though in the pit Ben 'Kernie made 
an announcement regarding the 
"Bam, Bam, Bamy Shore" number 
and with the aid of vocalization on 
the part of several of his boys 
managed to slum that number over 
for the applause hit of the enter- 
tainment. Fred 



BENNY DAVIS > 

Singing 

30 Mins.; Two 

Loew't State, St. Louis 

St. Louis, Oct. 4. 

Benny Davis started his picture 
house tour at Loow'a State this 
week. And he can take credit over 
any other thing on the bill for hav- 
ing them packed to the street Sun- 
.lay night. 

His act is straight sinjrinf; with 
a liberal interpolation of comedy. 
After running i:5 minutes, the crowd 
still wanted more and he hiid to 
oblige with a couple of encores and 
a thank you. Sunday called for 
Ave shows and he cut his routine 
a bit. His opener was "No Wonder." 
After some gags and a description 
of song-writing, the audience was 
"with" him. And thoy gave the 
individual numbers in a medley of 
hits he has written big applause. 
A comedy song that Davis wrote 
several days ago, as yet utipub- 
lished, was the hit of the evening. 
For^n extra encore he gave them 
"Are 'i'ou Sorry?" (Another act on 
the bill used his "Dreaming of To- 
morrow.") 

Prior to opening Davis was busy 
getting tie-ups with the local dail- 
ies. He succeeded In lining up three 
(the fourth Would be Impossible for 
any mortal), and the resultant pub- 
licity was quite a bit. Next week 
he is going to spend his idle mo- 
ments autographing records and 
giving "expert advice" to ambitious 
song-writers. His hold-over at 
Loew's for the new show next Sat- 
urday win be well deserved for 
bis picture house act Is a k. o. 



"AN EVENING AT HOME" (8) 

Music, Singing and Dancing 
22 Mins. Full (Special) 
Chicago, Chicago 

Nat Nazzaro Jr. is featured along 
with other members who comprl.'^o 
this offering, and collectivrly thry 
just furnisli fair entertaliiinent. 
Nazzaro introduces two roulinos of 
dancing and also plays a solo on 
the cello. All three numbers just 
got over. 

The turn is presented in a parlor 
.setting with a staircase leading to 
an upper floor. There is no talk 
with the various members just 
doing their respective specialties. 
A violin and piano duo open and 
get by. This is followed by a girl 
who manipulates several numbers 
on a mouth organ to fair returns. 
The cello specialty is placed here 
and followed by some acrobatic 
dancing. This is the high light of 
the turn but still failed to extract 
any spontaneous applause. A cork- 
ing lyric soprano took the applause 
honors of the turn. She has re- 
markable control and held the at- 
tention of the audience. A Russian 
dancer who looks like he might be 
a minor executed a f.air routine. 
This is followed by a girl whistler 
and Imitator who drew second 
honors. Nazzaro follows this up 
with another dancing bit which 
closes the offering. 

The finish was poor and lacked 
the punch. The talent was t*ere 
but somehow or other failed to 
suffice this gathering. 



the lobby banked with floral offer- 
ings from friends, with telegrams 
of congratulations pouring In on 
them from everywhere, and with 
the Eiscnbourg name glittering 
from the lights for the tlrst time, 



the iikvAiif &t oxcltenieul^imd io^Jie^toij heavy in br ass. A cork i ng go od 

is 



EI8ENB0URG and ORCH. (26) 

Pit 

Loew's State, Boston 

Entrance of the new Dok Eiscn- 
bourg orchestra, widely heralded^ 
Into the pit. of Loew's State, marks 
a step forward in the march of 
popular music. 

All last week the Eiscnbourg 
band was on trial, although the 
judge, the general public, did not 
even know ho was trying a case. 
The musicians knew It, though, and 
when, on the opening night, the 
new band vaa forced to get to its 
feet in answer to the volleys of en- 
thusiastic applause, even the skep- 
tics (and there were plenty of them) 
were forced to admit the experiment 
had been a success. 

Of course, on Monday night with 



the Eiscnbourg touch, but whatever 
it is, and intaiigiblo as it is, it is 
certainly something to possess 
proudly. 

Tiie other feature noteil is on the 
debit side. It is this: the I and is 



taken into consideration. ;ut by 
Saturday the i'lillal glow had sub- 
sided and i^ was possiido to judge 
the band oi. something like its true 
merits. And the band does not 
suffer. 

Although the paramount question 
from the musicians' point o;; view 
Just at present is tsatiirally can any 
hand comprising only dancrt t.alned 
players succeed as a pit attraction, 
another question is in order: Is 
the Eisenbourg team a worthy or- 
ganization to carry the flag into the 
new territory for the first time? 

The answer is yes. Kiscnboiirg 
nas made of 2fi Hne musicians a line 
orchestra. Not yet as liiiishcd a 
product as it -vill be in two or three 
weeks, but without a dout)t highly 
praiseworthy. With the nine Sin- 
fonlans, Eisenbourg's orlirlnal band, 
for a nucleus, the group has the 
real rhythmic flavor that only the 
better class dance orchestras pos- 
scs% a subtle, teasing thing that 
tickles the toes and twitches the 
shoulders. Still, as should le the 
ca.se in a pit orchestra, this :hyth- 
mic element Is not allowed to 
obtrude. 

Eisenbourg played two numbers 
when caught and really stopped the 
show. Rachmaninoff's "Prelude" 
and "By the Waters of the Minne- 
tonka," the latter with a very ex- 
cellent special arrangement by 
Frankie Ward, were the numbers 
undertaken. » The orchestra could 
have played .nuch longer if the en- 
thusiastic audience had been al- 
lowed to dictate. 

The band is notable at present for 
two distinctive features, that Eis- 
enbourg has achieved something 
unique in the way of tonal < llty. 
a peculiar, mellow orchestral over- 
ture, which is, of course, nothing 
more or less than a fusion of the 
individual overtones of the Individ- 
ual Instruments, but whinh has a 
color and body that gives the or- 
chestra a distinct personality which 
is a precious asset. It may be the 
Instrumentation o{ the band which 
Is the cauie, or, again, It may be 



brass group is overshadowing a 
string section that should bo nnil- 
tiplied by two. When this augnicn- 
latlon is effected Mr. '•Eisenbourg 
will have something niight> to 
conduct in the way of an ordn-stra, 

Tsortr.n, 



LOPA'S CHINESE BAND 

20 Min. (Full stage-special) 
New, Baltimore 

A novelty act that ushered In the 
new fall presentation policy at this 
theatre. 

Stage set with a special proscen- 
ium in "one" and a. back drop of 
dark silk with an applique decora- 
tion of Incense aided the oriental 
atmosphere. 

The eif^lit performers, at least six 
of whom hall from east of the 
China Sea, are grouped about full 
stage in appropriate oriental dress. 
Thoy play guitars of various sizes 
In concei't. The one woman of the 
troupe accompanies part of the pro- 
gram on a piano and the leader of 
the outfit Introduces a brief eccen- 
tric dance near the conclusion of 
the turn. 

The program is divided between 
instrumental and concerted vocal 
numbers, the latter Including a 
characteristic one entitled, "c'liiii.a 
Girl." The closing numbers with 
the troup grouped down by the foots 
were most effective. The music is 
mostly of the jazz order with a dush 
of "Poet and'Peasant" for the class 
(?) efTect. 

A novelty act that ofers bil'ilng 
possibilities. 



V 



X. 



BURNOFF and JOSEPHINE 
"Parisian Impressions" 
10 Mins.; Full (Special) 
Uptown, Chicago 

Backed by an accordionist, bari- 
tone and soprano, who pave the way 
for the execution of a neatly con- 
structed "Apache," Burnoff and Jo- 
sephine step out toward the finish 
and put the necessary punch in the 
presentation with one routine. Tha 
dance is introduced somewhat dlf- 
(Continued on page 46) 



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SIGGIE 

AND HIS MUSICAL MANIACS 



NOW AT LUBLINER & TRINZ 
PANTHEON THEATRE 

CHICAGO 



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WALTER H. STEINDEL, Piano and Violin 

ROSCOE ROBILOTTA, String, Bass, Tuba 

JOSEPH H. FILERMAN, First Violin 
RIOHARi> BEI10EL, Cella -^ _^ «*-i!i.. «*•*. 

JACK ERMATINGER, Banjo and Violin 
DON FORNEY. Trombone 
CHARLES BURNES, Tirst JVufnpei 



-vYV* 



ROBERT VAN DUSEN, .^ax, Clarinet 

LOUIS EPSTEIN. Sax. Clarinet 

MELVIN ROBLE. .Sax, Oboe, Clarinet 

JACK (PEAi;pCK) KELLY, prtjni^,T;^iiipam, 

Xyloi)honc 
BEN SIMON, Violiirand Assistant Conductor 
BtLL KRENZ, Piano 



:."'^vjn»,f •-.»,_ 



/ Wish to ffubh'cly thank Paul Ash for hi-s 
kifid ( o-opcnitlon and unselfish assistance 
dtninir the organization of my new orchestra. 

SIGGIE 



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40 



VARIETY 



PICTURES 



Wednesday, October 7, 1925 



'ARTISTIC HLMS 
LOOK FOR MARK 



St. Louis Exhibs. Worry 

of 'Greed/ 'Last Laugh* 

and 'Phantom' 



Laundress Crazed by $$ 

A laundress of one of the 
Times Square hotels has gone 
out of her mind, through hav- 
ing read so many big figures 
with the dollar slpn on the 
table clothes she has had to 
wash. 



OMAHA HOUSE 
FOLLOWING ASH 



St. Louis. Oct. 6. 

St. I.x>uls has no place for those 
••arli.stic triumphs" films and their 
Bordidness. Distributors of three of 
the latest, "Phantom of the Opera." 
"Greed" and "The Last Laugh," are 
finding the first-run houses wary 
since the terrible flop talven in sum- 
mer by "Salvation Hunters " Von 
Sternberg's "masterpiece" was 
booked in for an eight-day run at 
the Kings and Rivoll theatres, but 
was taken off after three days. 

"The Last Laugh " had its local 
premiere at some two-bit neigh- 
borhood houses last week. It looks 
as though "Greed ' will have to take 
the same. Universal has been try- 
ing to sell the "Phantom" around 
town, but none of the large ex- 
hibitors is willing to take a chance 



PLAGIARISM HEARING IN 
ATLANTA IS COMPLETED 



Judge Will Hear Arguments 

Saturday— Mrs. Thompson 

Testifies 



Guatemala's New Law 
Doesn't Apply to Films 

Washington. Oct. «. 
The law, which was but recently 
adopted by the Legislative Assem- 
bly at Guatemala, wherein exclu- 
side contracts for importation s de- 
nied, does not apply to pictures, 
according to a cable received by the 
Department of Commerce. 

This law caused consternation. 
Judging from correspondents at the 
department, in American film circles 
when first being communicated by 
the American minister. It states 
that the "privileges or exclusive 
rights of private persons or com- 
mercial houses, for the Importation, 
sale or rental of merchandise or 
other commercial objects are not 
recognized." The law continuing 
reads that the protection of the 
trade mark laws is nullified In this 
respect. A penalty of $100 to 1 1.000 
went into the law. 

The cables were kept busy by the 
department, who saw here a means 
more effective that prictlciUy any 
countering move yet put "over" by 
the foreign film interests, to get the 
measure clearly defined. The first 
cable received stated that Secretary 
of Foreign Affairs and the Secretary 
of Justice could not agree as to 
whether or not it applied to films. 
The last message, referred to above, 
clarified the situation with the Sec- 
retary of State for Foreign Affairs 
advising the American minister that 
the degree did not apply to motion 
pictures. 

Officials of the department here 
are watching to see If any other of 
the foreign nations pick up this idea. 



Atlanta, Oct. 6. 
Taking of testimony was com- 
pleted here yesterday in Federal 
Court in the action brought by Mrs. 
Mattio Thomas Thompson of Eu- 
falii, Ala., against Famous Players- 
Lasky apd .1. J. McCarty for an ad- 
justment of royalties of "The Ten 
Commandments." • 

Mrs. Thompson alleged she sub- 
mitted the defendant corporation a 
scenario in 1919 identical to the one 
used in making the DeMille epic. 
Judge Samuel H. Samuel, presiding, 
announced that he would not hear 
argument until next Saturday, at 
the comiilclion of which he will 
render his decision. 

The trial has been in progress 
over a week. It aroused consider- 
able attention from the trade here, 
although the newspapej;^ passed It 
up as a news story. 

In her testimony Mrs. Thompson 
said she formerly was the society 
editress of a Eufala newspaper and 
had written several scenarios, ac- 
cepted by producing outfits. She 
said she conceived the plot of "The 
Ten Commandments" in 1904 but 
did not get the material into work- 
able shape until 1919. She said her 
manuscript had never been re- 
turned and she had never received 
any remuneration for the script. 

Jeanie MacPherson, accredited by 
Famous for the scenario, took the 
stand and declared the work waa 
her idea. * 

An unusual feature of the trial 
was the private showing of the film 
by the local Famous Players ex- 
change for the benefit of Judge Sib- 
ley, who had not seen the picture. 

The suit was flle^ early last fall 
when the picture first made its ap- 
pearance. 

The Rialto theatre, F. P. house, 
acting on the publicity given the 
film In the recent hearing, an- 
nounces that "The Ten Command - 
ment.s" will be shown next week. 
This will mark the third showing 
of "Commandments" in Atlanta. 



Benny Barton Engaged 
by Rialto 



Chicago, Oct. 6. 

Benny Barton, who formerly 
headed a vaudeville musical com- 
bination, is the latest entrant In 
dispensing the Paul Ash style of 
stage presentation. Barton has 
been engaged by the Rialto, Oma- 
ha, to act as Its premier stage en- 
tertainer. He will be given the 
same support as to advertising and 
extra entertainers as was accorded 
Ash here. 

Barton Is In for a four weeks' 
trial with the usual option to l>e 
exercised after the second week. 
Aside from th« weekly augmented 
talent Barton will also have the as- 
sistance of his wife who appeared 
Id the vaude combination. Barton 
will have complete charge of the 
entertainment and make changes in 
the personnel of the orchestra as 
he sees fit. The opening date for 
Barton at Omaha has been set for 
October 17. 



34^tar8 in "Smiles" 

Los Angeloa, Oct. 6. 

Standard Productions arc making 
a series of pictures entitled "Screen 
Smiles' at the Oarrfornia Studio, 
In which 34 picture stars are to be 
used. 

Among them are Curmel. Myers, 
Bebe Daniels, Pauline Garon, 
Wanda llawley, Kathleen Clifford, 
Gladys Brockwell, Ruth Roland and 
Robert Olor. 



Los Angeles, Oct. 6. 

Cecil B DeMille has appo^^nted 
Jeanie MacPherson a supervisor of 
production for his company. 

In the past she has written scen- 
arios, doing 11 of the last 12 Cecil 
B. DeMille produced. 

Her first supervising Job will be 
of "Red Dice," in which Rod La 
Rocque is to be starred. She will 
also write the continuity for the 
picture. 



Manasrer Edwin Mochary 
Resigns — Advice Passed 

Newark. N. J.. Oct. 6. 

Edwin Mochary resigned as man- 
ager of the Fabians' Rialto and left 
Saturday to become associated with 
% commercial firm. No successor 
has been appointed. 

Mochary felt the spirit of his con- 
tract had been broken when the 
Fabians against his advice changed 
the policy of the Rialto to double 
features and cut out the presenta- 
tions. Mochary understood that he 
was to have chargo of the presen- 
tations and wanted to make the 
house a first class one. 

Frank Bailey's Meadowbrook 
Orchestra left the Rialto Saturday. 
Dailey's contract was ironclad, anJ 
could not be broken but he states 
that he didn't want to remain per- 
manently In a place where he was 
not wanted. Dalley Is playing the 
Century, Baltimore, this week. 



FEATURES AND STAGE ACTS 

IN PICTURE THEATRES 
— THIS WEEK (OCT. 5) — 



Thaatrss are listed below with 
if not otherwise indicated. 

A stationary house orchestra, or 
ist will not be listed. 



attractions for the current week 
its leader, or ■ permanent vocal- 



NEW VOBK CITY 

Capital <4> 

Rudy WIedoft 
Doris NIlea 
Mile Oambrrelll 
"Exchange Wives" 

Colony (4) 

Campus Capers 
Ilrodorlck & Felsen 
lUue Devil Orch 
"Freshman" 

Rialto (4> 

Den Utrnie Bund 
•Thank You" 

Rivoll (4> 

Charleston E' where 
"Regular Fellow" 



Ous Uulcabr 
"Shore Leave" 

MeVirkon (S> 
nemard A Henrle 
Sam K Lewis 
Milton Watson 
"New Urooms" 
Henatc (5) 
JAB Mors'n * Bd 
Adier. Wall * H'n 
White A Manning 
Bdlth nlossom 
Small & Mays 
Jimmy Dunu 
Joe Whitehead 
.\llce Ridnor 
"Liovers In Q'tlne" 

Stratford (4) 

Harry Jolson 



ARTHUR SPIZZI 

(Featarod ArtUta' Booking Offlc«t 

SPIZZI SPELLS SERVICE 

Booking the Better Picture Theatres 

New Chl'rngo Olllee; »07 Butler Bldg. 

N«w Tfork Office: 15«7 Broadway 



Strand (4> 

"Lost World" 

WanMr's (S> 

M'stonss to Jasz 
"Man 9n Box" 



ATLANTA, OA. 

Howmrd (4) 

Jan Rublnl 
Ed Anchors 
Howard Girls 
"Qold RU!«h" 



B'MINOU'M, ALA. 

Temple (4> 

Burns ft KIssen 
Barber of JWille 
Jessie Miller 
Kirbr ft Duval 



"Kentucky OrldD" 

TlvoU (S) 

Nat Nacarro Jr. 
Mar McKee 
Buster La Mopt 
"Coast of Folly" 

Uptown <S) 

"On the Levee" 
Mallnda ft Dade 
Walter Vaughn 
"Exchange Wives" 



DBS MOINKS, lA. 
Capitol (4) 

Vanity Dolls 



BTANS'LLB. INV. 

Victory (4) 
Billy Sharp Rev 



Karzas May Sell 

Chicago, Oct. t. 
Andrew Karzas was In conference 
last week with Balaban and Katz, 
the latter firm wishing to buy out 
his interest In the Woodlawn, oppo- 
sition to their Tivoli and to the new 
Lubliner and Trinz Tower Theatre 
now nearlngr completion. Should 
Karzas agree to sell it is considered 
certain B. & K. will turn the Tivoli 
over to the Orpheum Circuit on the 
same basis as the Riviera. If so, 
it will be the Orpheum's first house 
on the south side. 



MACY and SCOTT 

THE RADIO ACES 

Always Working 



MUlioa Dollar 

(IndeDnlte) 

Warlng'a Penna 
Murray ft Lee 
"Freshman" 

State (3) 
"Midshipman" 
Jue Fong 
t'edrlnl Bros 



StMiley (S) _^ 
D W Orimth 
"Sally .Sawdist" 

PITTHRl'R<iH, PA, 

Aldlne (S) 
"Qold Ru.sh" 

Grand (8) 
Locust Hi* 



TAYLOR, PARSONS & HAWKS 

World's (ireatrht Harmony romedUns 

Hetropolltan Theatre. Loa Angeles 

Indeflnltely 



Mme Suzelte 

U • C 7 

Sanny Clav 

24 Sunltlat Brautles 

"Midahipinan ' 

Criterioa (S) 

Imogene Ferrell 
Albert Mcllvray 
"The TulUer" 

Rialto 

(Indcnnilc) 
Taylor P ft H 
"Sally Sawdusl" 

Famm (i) 

Weber ft Olrls 
Florentine i 
Henri Le Bel 
HeoKol Orches 
"Coming Amon" 

Boalevard (4-6) 
Eddie Martin 
Venlse Suljer 
"Sister Paris" 



MILWHEB, WIS. 
Alhambra (4) . 
Bathing B Rev 
See America First 
"Straight Ahead" 

^lacoaatn (4) 

Melvlsto Ph'to Rev 
"Slave Fashion" 



4 Bards 

"NeVr Twain Me'f 



BALTIM'RE. MI>. 

Garden (6) 
Chaa Groh Co 
Morley ft Anger 
Deer Brothers 
Roy ft Arthur 
Skinner. DAL 
"White Outlaw" 



BUFFALO, N. T. 

lafayette Sq. (6) 
Marg't Severn Co 
Harmonyland 



FINEMAN'S NEW CONTRACT 

Los Angeles, Oct. «. 
Bcwnle Flneman, general studio 
manager for F. B. O. In Holbwood. 
has slgne'. a new contract for an- 
other year. 



ROE REAVES 

"THE KID GLOVE KIDDER7 

Master of Ceremonlee with VANCIION ft M.MITO IDEAS 

l*lu> iiiK for West Citii.st Tlu'iltriH, Inc. 



L. A.'S RIVAL CLUBS 

Los Angeles, Oct. 6. 

Despite the fact that Frank El- 
liott, president and organizer of the 
Sixty Club, will In the future devote 
his efforts to the promotion of the 
Four Hjindred Club, to have Its 
headquarters In the Berahelmer 
Japanese Mansion in Hollywood, the 
former organization will function as 
heretofore. 

Charles Furthman, secretary and 
treasurer of the Sixty Club, an- 
nounces the organization will con- 
tinue to hold Its formal functions at 
the Biltmore Hotel every two weeks. 
This organization is made up of 
the tnotlon picture stars, producers 
and executives. 

The Four littl^d red Club, It is 
said, wlfl sell meml>ership at $500 
each and charge dues of around 
1300 a year. The dues of the Sixty 
Club are $10 a session, which pro- 
vides for dinner and dancing at the 
Dlltmore. 



DBTBOIT, MICH. 

BVay Straad t4) 

Pepino ft Dllworth 
Buddy FlHher Bd 
"Lorrain Lions" 

RiTlera (4) 

Morrison ft Cog'lan 
Perry ft W.ijner 
Bebe Mofflc Co 
6 Hassans 
Crystal Revue 
"Ten Com'ments" * 



KANSAS CITT 

Newman (4) 

Janet Adler 



KWARD ucnEy 



622 PANTASCf 
TNIATRf SLOG 

iOf 4IMCLU CALif^ 

• OEPnESENTATION « 

WANT TO MEAR anOM 
PKTIMf HOKE acre COMtNO VEtT 



W Kennedy Co 
B Haasan Tr 
NclKon ft Parish 
"School Wives:' 



CED'B R'PID.S. 
iMrand <4) 

Morton & Mayo 



lA. 



CHICAGO 
Chicago (3) ' 

Muldoon & Fklin 



ft Girl orch 
B Holmgren Co 
King Sis 
Oeno Co'lIin5 
Kelly Dancers 
•Wild Suj^in" 



LOS ANGKLB8 
Hetropolltan (3) 

Bobble Tremalne 
Walter Pontius 
_Fcrguson ft B'»tt 
"Man Found H'lf" 



MINNEAPOLIS 
Garrick (4) 

Woodward ft M'r'sy 

State (4) 
Hack ft ti*gwe[] 



NEWARK, N. J. 

Brantord (3) 

Robt Johns 
RIts Male 4 
Hemstreet Sngrs 



'•Winds Ch.inca" 



ROrilKST-K. N. T, 

Fay's 

Reslsta 

F Claytor R^-v 
Sherman Va.i ft H 
Jimmy Jame." Xc O 
"Souls SabKs' 



ST. IX)LI8, MO. 
MlBSonri (3) 

Joe Cook 
Ossmnn A Shopp 
•Trouble Wives" 

Slate (3) , 

Benny Davis 
Jack Denny Band 
ji^anna 
Arthur Ko»-h 
"Black Cyclone" 

W. End Lyrir (S) 
Rodemlch n.ind 
June Douglas 
Coster ft Rich 
Coleman Gootx 
Arthur Nealy 
••Qraustark" 

Grand Central (S) 

Conley-Sll'm'n Bd 
Arlene Gardner 
Frank LI buss 
lola Woods > 

■•Grauatark" 



Capitol 

Steve Cady 
"Grauatark" 



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TOPEK.A, KAN. 

Novelty (5-7 > 

Frisco Harrp'ists 
White Black ft (T 
Pltser ft Dnye 



PHIL TYRRELL 

ATTRACTIONS 
SnIte 105. Woods Building. Chicago 

Booking more larger picture thoatrea 
than any other office in the Middle West 



B A Roire 
"Pony Bx" 

Mosque (6> 

J H Duffy 
Rlean Marum 
Double g 
"Grauatark" 



OMAHA 

Rialto (S) 

L De Grave Co 



PHILA'PHIA, PA. 

Fay's (0) 

Wheeler 3 
Carroll & Rem'nt 
Alexander ft E're 
R Rellly Co 
Frltil Urun'tu Co 
"Parisian N'ghts" 



Stanton ft Dolores 
Winston Holland 

(8-10> 
K ft K Cress 
A O Duncan 
Light's Mrl'ilylnnd 
Carson * Wlllard 
Dixon RiKKS 3 



UNIONTOWN. 

State 

(6-7> 
5 Hlghcrups 
The Talker 

(8-101 
The Lost World 



r.%4 



WASH-TON, n. < 

Rialto (4) 

Rialto 3 

Mlacha Gutcraon 
"Snow Country" 



Irish-Jewish Comedies 

What is expected to prove a pop- 
ular series has Just been started by^ 
Fox in the making oif Irlsh-lTewisli 
comedies, with the leads enacted by 
Georgio Harris and Barbara l.eddy. 

Ben Steloff is directing, his first 
being "East Side; West Side." 



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THE SYNCOPATED SENSATION' 



NORA SCHILLER 

Foririferly Known as LEONORA SCHILLER 

This Week, Oct. 3, METROPOLITAN, Los Angeles 

Thanks to FRANK L. NEWMAN and MILTON FELD 



Loew's Canton Deal 

Canton, O., Oct. 6. 

The real estate and theatre deal 
InVolvlng a total of $jr?tfb,()OTf has 
been concluded here. It gives Loow, 
Inc., a site in the heart of the 
downtown district on Market ave- 
nue at Fifth street, 100x200 fi-ot. A 
theatre and offloe buildinp will bo 
erected witli a seating oapscity of 
3,000. 

The loaHC li.ia boon takoti iindor 
the name of the Canton M.nket 
Theatre Corporation, newly oifran- 
Ized in Ohio. M.arcus Loew i.« pres- 
ident of tlio local organi?!»ti.)ii. 



Canton, O., Ta one of the towns 
previou.<<ly reported in Varioty as 
"closed" to Metro-GoUlwyn pictures. 



FINAL 25-26 JEWEL 

T,os AngeUa. det. 6. 

The fln.il of the Jewel pro'lM 
to be made by Universal f "^ 
1926-28 output will be "T.ill 
l>ors," starring House IVtrrs. 

L>ya Iteynolds will direct. 



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Mii'if 
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VARIETY 



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EDNAWALLACE 



Hollywood, Cal., Oct. 4. 
William Morris Agency, 
1560 Broadway, New York. 

*I do not know a better attraction for big picture 
houses than Edna "Wallace Hopper, She brought more 
sunshine to our box offices than any single attraction 
I have had the pleasure of playing in years. Edna 
Wallace Hopper knows more about show business than 
a monkey does about a cocoanut. If she can't pack a 
theatre for all performances, then the manager should 
call on the board of health officers, as there must be 
something wrong with his theatre. 

SID GRAUMAN. 



New York, Sept. 27. 
Edna Wallace Hopper: , 

"We surely appreciate the splendid work you have 
done wherever you have appeared. While I must con- 
fess that at first I was rather dubious, I feel quite 
enthusiastic about the result and will be pleased to 
hear from you frqm time to time as to what progress 
you are making." 

HAROLD B. FRANKLIN, 

Famous Players-Lasky txjrp. 



Johnstown, Pa., Sept. 20. 

William Morris, Jr.: ' 

Edna Wallace Hopper engagement satisfactory. 
Morning matinee at 11 o'clock sensational indeed. Lee 
Ochs, formerly of Piccadilly theatre, New York, wit- 
nessed crowds and stated it was the most sensational 
draw he ever ^beheld. Sold tickets at box offices and 
on street. Half of immense crowd entered through side 
exit door to enable us to start show on time. 

W. J. BITTNER, 

Cambria Theatre. 



Newark, N. J., Oct. 2. 
William Morris, Jr.: 

Edna Wallace Hopper engagement: "I can only 
wish I had attractions .with the same drawing power 
52 weeks in the year. The receipts of our Saturday 
morning show for 'for ladies only' in itself explains all. 
The doors opened at 10 a. m. and at 11 the house was 
filled to capacity, and we had to use the orchestra pit 
for those who wanted to attend the performance. I 
assure you it was.^an entertafftmcnt thgj^^ease4 ^..'iOO ^ 




women. 



A. GORDON REID, 

Production Manager, Bran ford Theatre. 



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THIS WEEK (OCT. 5) 





AN INCOMPARABLE BOX OFFICE ATTRACTION 

FOR ANY THEATRE IN THE COUNTRY 

An attraction complete, with Advance Man, Exploita'.ion and Advertising Tie-Ups. 
Her morning performances have proven that you can play to capacity while the rest of the town is asleep. 

DireelRHiol WILLIAM MORRIS IS60 Bf.ad.a,. N.. V»l 



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VARIETY 



PICTURES 



Wegnesday, October 7, 1925 



STAGING THIS SEASON'S SENSA- 
TIONAL FOX SUCCESSES! 






The strongest group of directors ever assembled 
by a producer for any year's product — the men 
now making the big Wilham Fox pictures for 
this season. 



JOHN FORD — mention his name and you 
think of "The Iron Horse," one of the great- 
est pictures of all time. Pie has also pro- 
duced "Lightnin' " and "Thank You"— John 
Golden plays— "Kentucky Pride" and "The 
Fighting Heart." 



FRANK BORZAGE has done sohie of the 
best work of his distinguished career in film- 
ing "Lazybones," Owen Davis' gripping stage 
drami, Borzage will also direct "Wages for 
Wives" and "The Fiwt.Year," John Golden 
plays. All three have proved their box ofHoe 
pulL '^ — ^^ " 

REGINALD BARKER, master director of 
outdoor pictures, has produced a screen tri- 
umph for Fox, based on James Oliver Cur- 
wood's "When the Door Opened." Now he's 
preparing to film "The Johnstown Flood," 
a dynamic American epic 



ROWLAND V. LEE has made "Havoc" into 
a powerful film. In "As No Man Has Loved" 
he has caught the adventure and romance of 
Hale's story, "The Man Without a Country." 
He packed all the thrills of Conrad's "No»- 
tromo" into "The Silver Treasure," a colorful 
South American romance. ' ^ . . 



JOHN GRIFFITH WRAY has made A. E. 
W. Mason's novel, *'The Windmg Stair." into 
a photoplay that breathes the romance of 
Morocco and the dash of the French Foreign 
Legion, It strengthens Wray's well earned 
repuution for producing artistic box oflBce 
successes. 

HARRY MILLARDE has made the screen 
version of Channing Pollock's p^y, "The 
Fool," with the same intelligent sympathy 
that he put into world-renowned "Over the 
Hill," one of* the greatest money-makers the 
screen has known. 



J. G. BLYSTONE has added to the pleasure 
of millions pf Tom Mix fans with "The 
Lucky Horseshoe," which followed the Bly- 
stone-Mix production, "Dick Turpin," Now 
they are filming a popular Max Brand novel, 
"The Best Bad Man." ^ 



EMMETT FLYNN'S name recalls "The 
Connecticut Yankee." Now he's made an- 
other masterpiece, "East Lynne." It's better 
than the original melodrama, which has al- 
ways drawn patronage for three generations, 
The picture will pack them in. 



VICTQR 









has made. 



SCHERTZINGER 

"Thunder Mountain," based on "Howdy 
Folks," a real drama of love in the hills of 
hate. "The Wheel" has all the punch of the 
stage play. Both are Golden successes, with 
proved audience appeal. 



HENRY OTTO is celebrated for his skill in 
bringing fantasy to the screen. In "The 
Ancient Mariner" he gives his imagination 
free play, and it promises to beat his former 
greatest achievements. 

Their work hat stood the acid teat 
of the BOX OFFICE! 

7gx Film Cojporatforu 



12-ACRE HOME 
FOR SIXTY CLUB 

Bernheimer Estate in Hol- 
lywood — Opens Oct 11 



Loa AnrelM. Oct S. 

Wllll&m Clark Crlttena«D has 
purchased th* Bernheimer estate 
In Hollywood, to b« used as tbe 
headquarters of ths Sixty Club, the 
elite organisation of the picture 
producers, players and officials. 

It Is 8al4 Crittenden paid Joe 
TopUtzBky and Marco H. Hellman 
11,600,000 for the property. A for- 
mal opening by the Sixty Club of 
the property win taks place Oct. 
11, when a reception will be held. 

The club is to be a private enter- 
prise and no stock la ts be offered 
for sale. 

A total of 11,500,000 Is to be spent 
in remodelling the huge Demheimer 
estate and Chinese gardens for the 
use of the club. The Improvements 
will Include a spacious ballroom, a 
theatre, which can be used for both 
stage and screen plays, lawn tea 
garden, outdoor restaurant, riding 
club and swlmmlns pooL Bun- 
galows are also to ba built on the 
estate of close to 13 acres. 

Frank Elliott la president and 
managing director of the club with 
Chas. Furtbman, secretary. 



INDEPENDENT TACTICS 
AND HOW THEY HURT 



6eek Solution for 
Negro Machine Operators 

steps are under way tn New York 
whereby the status of tba Negro 
picture operator win b« fully de- 
termined In so tar as the local stase- 
hands and operators' unhm Is oon- 
cemed. 

It appear* a number of capable 
colored mem have had offers for 
house Jobs, bat owlnr to the 
theatra deslrlns to operata as ^e 
union house It could not employ 
them aa they were not affiliated 
with the locair As this Is not a 
matter that la under the direction 
of the International Alllahca It was 
up to the New York local to define 
the relations. "Home rule" oil Ne- 
gro membership prevails. In Chi- 
cago and Washington colored oper- 
ators are members of the locals. 

In order to amicably adjust the 
condition In New York. New York 
Protective Union No. 1 (stagehands 
and operators), affiliated with the 
International Alliance, is having an 
understanding brought about by the 
work of the Trade Union Committee 
for the organlxlns of Negro workers 
which comprises bodi black and 
whites. The committee Is busily en- 
gaged In working out a plan that Is 
expected to be endorsed by the New 
York local which will permit Ne- 
groes to operate machines In Man- 
hattan housea 

The New York matter has been 
under Are for some time but not 
until recently has any real devel- 
opment been made. 



MINTA DURFEE'S $2,500 



Trying ta 



Recover from 
Oeteetiv* 



Private 




MInta Durfee Arbuckle's 12,600 
suit against Jerome C. Baum, a pri- 
vate detective with varied outside 
interests. Is on the New York Su- 
preme Court calendar for early trial. 
The actress claims she turned over 
that amount to Baum for the pur- 
pose of securing a BJiode Island dl- 
^vxit-ce from Rosco* C.-..<Fatty> Ar- 
buckle. Miss Durfee actually started 
divorce proceedings In Rhode Island 
but abandoned them before the de- 
cree became flnaL 

Baum's defense through Alexan- 
der A. Mayper is that he washed his 
hands clear of the matter, having 
turned the IS.SOO ftver to an attorney 
for legal expenses. Bernard H. 
Sandler Is acting for the plaintiff. 

KO SimDAT SHOWS 

Urbana. IlL. Oct t. 
There wUl be no Sunday shows 
^In Urbana. All eltorts of local pic- 
ture operators to run them Sun- 
days were smothered la a council 
session when the city passed an 
ordinance for6iddlni( them. 



There is a possibility of a clash 
between the Ootham Productions, 
an independent motion picture pro- 
ducer of which Sam Sax Is the 
head, and Crosby Galge, theatrical 
producer. The reason will be that 
Sax is announcing that he is going 
to produce a picture under the title 
of "The Butter and Egg Man." 
which he states Is "adapted from 
the Droll Stories magazine story by 
Peggy Oadls." 

This comes within a week after 
Galge had produced a play In New 
York at the Longacre theatre under 
the title of "The Butter and Egg 
Man" which Is a pronounced suc- 
cess. 

Wliether or not Mr. Sax had the 
story rights prior to the produc- 
tion of the play isn't one ' of the 
points which might enter the dis- 
cussion. The fact at this time re- 
mains he announced the same title 
after a play has beep produced 
with that title and has achieved 
success. V. 

This particular kind of tactics 
all too often utilized by the aver- 
age independent producer In the 
picture industry is one of the rea- 
sons why no one will ever take the 
independents seriously and pos- 
sibly the foremost reason why they 
are unable to get a real name to 
act as the head of their associa- 
tion, despite that they have time 
and again tried to utilize the names 
of nationally known figures as pos- 
sibilities for this berth. 

The latest which they employed 
was that of William Hayward. At 
this moment there Is a very re- 
mote possibility he would accept. 



LEWIS, GEN. MGR. 



Merger 



of Aurora, Itl^ 
Companies 



Picture 



Aurora. IlL, Oct (. 

Edwin B. Lewis, since the forma- 
tion of the Aurora Theatres com- 
pany 16 years ago associated with 
the concern, has been made gen- 
eral manager of the company and 
will continue as manager of the 
Rlalto. This promotion followed 
the' merger of the Aurora corpora- 
tion with the Oreat States Theatres. 
Ino. Jules J. Rubens, formerly in 
charge of the local bouses, has be- 
come vice-president and general 
manager of the new company, lo- 
cated In Chicago. 

S. A. Lies, with the Aurora cor- 
poration, has become general audi- 
tor of the new company and W. D. 
Burford, director, is booking man- 
ager of the chain. P. N. Weber Is 
office manager and Madeline Woods, 
formerly with the Atlas Film Co. 
of Oak Park as publicity director, 
has taken similar position with 
the Qreat States corporation. 



XOFELDT GOINO TO BERLIN 

San Francisco. Oct. 6. 

Walter W. Kofeldt, for the past 
five years manager of the Pathe 
Exchange here, has resigned to be- 
come the manaocr of the Berlin In- 
terests of Producers International 
Corporation. 

It Is understood that Kofeldt has 
signed a year's contract for Ger- 
many. The film man will sail Im- 
mediately, taking his family with 
him. 



CHADWICK OWNS STUDIO 

Los Angeles, Oct. 6. 

L E. Chadwlck is now the sole 
owner of the Independent Studio, 
formerly fhe Waldorf Studio on 
Sunset boul«wa*d; ' 

Phil Goldstone of the Independent 
Pictures Productions bought the 
studio and transferred his half In- 
terest to Chadwick. 



ShelbyviUe^ m, Oct 1. 
The city council rejected petition 
of lOT residents to open the Play- 
houes (picture). Sunday nights. 
Ministers of tha city wore In the 
council to protest against the Sun- 
day openings. 



CROSLAND AND "DON JUAN" 

Los Angeles. Oct. 6. 

Alan Crosland has been engaged 
by Warner Brothers to direct John 
Barrymore In "Don Juan," his next 
picture. 

Production work will start about 
Oct 15. with Mary Astor playing 
the leading feminine role. 



C E. Bond With Midwest 

Chicago, Oct «. 

P. M. Brockell, general manager 
of the B. &. K. Midwest corporation, 
has appointed C. E. Bond, Chicago 
exchange member manager, to an 
executive position with the organi- 
zation. 

Bond r«joently r<>61gned an man- 
ager of the First National- oJBce 
hera 



COT STUDIO 

^iCOSLGOLX. 



Los Angeles, Oct 6 

H. M. Goldstein, eastern general 
manager for Universal City is «„ 
route to New York to make a report 
on conditions as he found them at 
Universal City to Carl Laemmle. who 
has already arrived there. 

Since the departure of Goldstein 
the operating personnel at Universal 
has been cut more than 60 percent 
When Goldstein arrived on the c(^ 
he brought A. E. Fair, who is man. 
ager of the Hoestetter Circuit ©t 
Theatres in Nebraska, with him. 
Hoestetter is said to be an expert 
accountant and he immediately be- 
gan functioning for Goldstein with 
respect to delving into financial sta- 
tistics and ascertaining the neces- 
sity of certain employes on the lot 

Fair it is said interrogated prac- 
tically everyone whom haiBaw on the 
lot that was not actively engaged In 
work and inquired as to what their 
duties were and how and when they 
were performing them. His report 
on this matter was turned over to 
Goldstein, who In most Instances 
ordered the discharge of the em- 
ployes. 

According to reports around 800 
people were taken off of the payrolls, 
with most of the elimination behig 
made from various executive de« 
partments running from the steno- 
graphic division to the production 
department 

There are numerous reports cur> 
rent that Raymond L. Schrock, gen* 
eral manager of the studios, wtr- to 
be di^harged, but Goldstein before 
he left however, in the presence of 
the general manager and the Variety 
represns 'atlva, when asked If such 
Kcre tlie case, replied: "Had I any 
intentions of discharging Schrock 
I would not have gone over with him 
and placed in his hands the details 
of the 1926-27 production crop." 



H..0. UAEINa "THE BASBI£Il'< 

Los Angeles, Oct 6. 

Metro-Goldwyn will produce "Th# 
Barrier." George Hill, under con- 
tract to William R. Hearst has been 
loaned to direct the picture. 

Norman Kerry is to play tlM 
prlnoijMil role. He was borrowed 
from Universal. 



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of 






ART 8CH0EN8TADT 
tha Schoenstadt Circuit 

JIMMY C08TEN of the 83rd 
Street Circuit of Theatres. 

SALO AUERBACH of the 
Wolf, Chonskyi and Auerbach 
Theatres. 

FRANK FORD of the Gold 
Theatre Co. 

ABE QUMBINER of the 
Gumbiner Bros. 

CLARENCE BECK of the 
Beck Circuit. 

8iG FALLER of Jones. 
LInick and Schalfer. 

Paul Stone of the Paul Stone 
Amusement Co., and any other 
prominent exhibitor in the city 
of ChicaoOt what they think of 

"THE 
NAKED 
TRUTH" 

featuring Helene Chadwick, 
Jack Mulhall, Emmett King 
and Pauline, Curley. 
(The picture sensation that 
took Chicago by storm) 

Now mopping up for livs 
wire managers. 

Now booking in leading key 
towns. 

A few stste rights still op*n< 

Don't wait for the other fsl- 
low. 

Communicate at once with 

Public Welfare Pictures 
Company 

723 7th Ave, New York City 
804 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago 



F Wednesday October 7, 1M5 



PICTURES 



VARIETY 



ihoiiBl- 



INSIDE STUFF 



ON PICTURES 



l^ooke as ihoiifth It 1b koIhk to be tho special wf-ason for Mefro- 

Golilwy''^ — At present it will m»rely hfive thi'ee ftiMl iHHW»ifeJy ^our sM^ecUUs 

Broadway at one time. Of ttie (luuritt it is e.x|ie< Kd two will shape 

UP into roaii chow attractions, probably iiandled by J. .1. McCarthy and 

Theodore Mitchell. 

Metro-t'Oldwyn had hopeH that "The Merry \\ idow' would shape 
UP as a road Bhow, but the picture is not llprured stronR enotiRh for it. 
It in. however, a corking special for the picture houses. "Ben Hur"' 
it was conceded would be a road show for That in the only possible 
way in which the projlucers will he able to pet their money baclt. "I*n 
Hur" i8 scheduled to ro Ijito the Cohan, New York, but just when is 
BomethinK still a question. The date may iwssibly be about Christmas. 

Meantime, "The Big Parade" has come alonR. It was one of those 
accidents in production such as "The Covered Wagon. " Metio-Goldwyn 
didn't exactly know what they had until they had it. J. J. McCarthy. 
out on the coast l.TSt .luly, looked at the picture in 15 reels without 
titles. He had seen "The Merry Widow" and toUl them at the time 
that of the two pictures tlif^ road show class showed in "The Bip 
Parade." That picture is to go into the Astor, New York, following "The 
Phantom of the Opera." ,' 

mere have been several j-reviewingH on the coast and the picture 
seems to have proven itself. It is a human document with a tremendous 
love tale and the World War as its background. Those who have seen 
the production say that it contains all the elements of popular appeal. 

The third picture looked upon a.s a "special" will be the Rex Ingram 
directed "Marc Nostrum." It is completed all but the cutting which 
Ingram is comi)lctiii^; in Pari*. Antonio Moreno tinlslied In the picture 
a couple of weeks ago and returned here last week. In all probabllitj 
"Mare Nostrum" will be held to follow "The Merry Widow" at the 
Embassy. If it isn't and the M.-G. organization gets another legitimate 
house for it, M.-G. will have four specials on Broadway at one time. 
This would be a record no other producing organization has ever 
achieved. 

The Chicago "Hcrald-Examiner" is excited over tha manner In which 
the Cecil B. DeMille studio at Culver XJity treated Anne Teeman, who 
won a picture contest conducted by the i)aper and was sent to work 
ait an extra at th DeMille studio as a reward. 

The agreement between the new'spaper and the DeMille outfit was that 
the girl be given work on any current picture being made at the time 
of l)er arrival. She was used on the atmospheric gathering of a picture 
for two days and .after that time was told her services would no longer 
be required. She got in touch with the "Herald -Examiner'' and its 
people exchanged numerous wires with the DeMille Studio, stating they 
wanted the girl to be taken care of, as their obligations were discharged 
when they paid her transportation to the Coast. The DeMille people 
on the other hand declared that they Itad lived up to the contract by 
putting the girl in a current production and as she was not suited for 
any picture work on the lot they could not use h«r. 

Miss Teeman is around the studios endeavoring to get sufficient extra 
work which will eniuSte her to get carfare back to Chicago. It is said- 
that the man who was crowned King, In the same contest In which 
Miss Teeman was chosen Queen, is expected to arrive at the DeMille 
Studio shortly to also begin the screen career as an extra. 



COAST STUDIOS 



Joe Rock Will put into production 
the fourth of a series of Standard 
Comedies at Universal City this 
■weclt. TJ?ree heavywetgiit ctmie- 
dians, Falty Alexander, Kewpie 
Ho.ss and Fatty Karr will be fea- 
tured. 



Agnes Christine Johnstone has 
signed a two-year contract to Wriie 
scenarios exclusively for Metro- 
Goldwyn at their Culver City Studio. 



Helen Lee Worthing is playing 
the lead opposite George Walsh in 
the Chadwick production of "The 
Count of Luxemburg." Arihui' 
Gregor is directing. 



Robert Kerr is making 'Thi' 
Brainstorm," one of a series of Im- 
perial comedies for William Kox. 
In the cas; are Syd Smith, Kathrine 
Bennett, Larry Stears and Frank 
Weed. 



Marlon Nixon and Virginia I^e 
Corbin are to play the feminine 
leads opposite Raymond Griflith in 
"Hands Up," which will be put into 
production this week at the I'ara- 
mount Siudlos.* Clarence Badger s 
to direct. 



the cast will include HuUam Colley. 
Kathryn Perrj:^ Sidney Bracey and 
Frank Rice. 



Frank Strayer is making "The 

Fate of a Flirt" at the Waldorf 

Studios. The cast In the piotuie 

Includes Dorothy Reviere, Forres; 

Stanley, Tom Ricketts, Chas. West, 

William AusTTn aiid CTrrrt?r=a ^<e<- 
Wynne. 



Famous Pln>ers-L.n<!ky have 
signed Percy Marmont to a two- 
year contract. 

Marmoiit has been free lancing ol 
late with the F. P. L. organiz.i.ion. 
figuring tliat tlu-y needed him for 
their pictures exclusively so they 
corralled his services. 



Harmon Weight Is directing 
"Flaming Waterg," a nieIodr:ima ot 
the oil industry by K. L. Sheldon, 
which was ad:ipted for the siTcen 
by F. K. Myt'>n, at the F. B. O 
St\hVuil>. 

Th<> feature players In the ca»i 
are .Malcolm MacGregor, Mary Can 
and Pauline Garon. 



Karin Molander, Swedi.sh stage 
and screen actor, has arrived from 
Stockholm, Sweden, at the Aletro- 
Goldwyn studios. He will be short- 
ly assigned to a picture which 
Maurtz Stiller will direct. 



Al Ray is making "Hold Every- 
body," a cometly for Fox in which 



Scott Sydney has b'\gnn making 
the •Million Dollar Handicap," 
which is adapted for the screen 
from the novel, "Thoroughbreds," 
by W. A. Fraser. The picture is 
being made at the >Ietropolit.an Stu- 
dios and has a cast which Includes 
Ralph I.,ewis, Ward Crane, Tom 
Wilson, Clarence Button and Wal- 
ter Emerson. 



Billy Dooley Is making the o^ooiul 
short .subject comedy for Cjinisy. 
The title is "A Goofy Gob." Wil- 
liam Watson is directing. — 



play the role of I'adrillo in "Dun 
Juan," John Barry luore's next star- 
ring f<ature, whiih Alan Crosland 
will produce for Wai'tier Brolhclf. 
Mary Astor will play the feminine 
lead. Production ^^ ill .«tart Oc- 
tober 19. 



Jack Mulhall has been cho.nen by 
FtrsT Natio n al — to play a n I mpo rt- 
tant role in "Lunatics at Large," 
which will be the first production 
that Leon Errol will make for First 
National. 



Peroy .Marmont is en route to 
New York to join .Maurioe Tourneur 
In Porto HIco, where the latter Is 
directing "Alonia of the South 
Seas, • In w liich Gilda Grey is to be 
starred. ■~^-~ — -^_: 



GeoiKC K. Arthur has been chosen 
by John McCormlck to play the 
role of '.Madame Lucy" in the screen 
pi-oducti<m of Irene," which Is 
Col'.een Moore's next starring ve- 
hicle which Alfred E. Green is to 
direct. 



Willard Louis has been cast to 



FILM CRITIC CHANGES 

George Gerliard resigned as mo- 
tion i>icture critic for the New- 
York "Evening Worlfl" last week 
and Palmer Smith was Immediately 
appointed as his successor. Ger- 
hard will return to sta'ff assign- 
ments. 

Another change of picture critics 
has occurred on the "Telegram," 
where Katherine Zimmerman has 
succeeded Warren Nolan. Nolan 
took over the picture work when 
Frank Vreeland was promoted to bo 
dramatic critic for the .paper. 



When the eastern general, manager of a large producing and distribut- 
ing concern was on the Coast recently for the purpose of cutting down 
operating expenses at the studio, he made a personal survey and Inter- 
rogated all of the employees as to what their duties where. One of 
the men he spoke to was a nephew of the owner of the company. He 
a.xk^I the young man what he was doing. The latter hesitated a mo- 
ment and said: "I am second assistant director to So and So." The 
official stated. "I think we'll take you off the pay roll." The younR man 
replied, "Please do not do that, I must have a job to live, for the sake 
of my uncle let me remain." The stern head replied, "Well, what do 
you think you can do to earn your salary. The young man thought 
for a moment and said, "I can do anything around here but clean up the 
studio for you have already done that." 



Universal several months ago sent an automobile on tour for exploita- 
tion and publicity service throughout the country. A representative of 
the publicity department was sent along to arrange for a local newspaper 
In every city visited, to hold a beauty and popularity contest. The 
winners of the contests were placed under contract for six months at 
Universal City. About 80 girls were chosen during th* eoatest and 
brought on to the Coast. When arriving they were given bits and 
atmospheric work In numerous productions, getting an average salary 
of J50 a week. When E. H. Goldstein, eastern general manager of Uni- 
versal was at the studio recently, in an effort to cut down the operating 
costs, he decided to eliminate the use of these girls and abrogated their 
contracts. / 

Some had been working for a month or two, but were told that their 
services were no longer required and they could return to their homes. 

It Is understood that Universal provided the girls with transportation 
money, but most decided to remain on the coast and pursue a picture 
career. 



A visiting comedian in New Y'ork lately has made of hUnself quite 
something of a nuisance through attempting to hog the conversation of 
any party with an entirely personal note about himself. Neither did 
the comedian confine the talk wholly to his own appealing qualities. 
both as a comedian and a romeo. Starting with a speech about how- 
good he was and what he has done besides what he's going to do on 
the screen, the comedian would hang onto his routine long enough to 
mention the names of a lady or so out in Hollywood who were "crazy" 
over him. Then he would proceed to tell how the fnen became Jealou.'\ 
Of him but that he couldn't prevent that, etc. 

Nice boy! Some of the girls- walked out on him while he was talking 



On the eve of "The Gold Rush" opening In Pittsburgh, Louis K. Sidney, 
l^oew manager for the district, pulleff a nlity in pre^s work for the Aldine. 
*>i*fr^e "Clilipllin l^lclure wastb iThow.'^ &tdhiy had a ffl>a*u«f 1ntrodi««a 
in the local municipal assembly that the name of an outlying street be 
changed to Chaplin avenue. Not only did the bill get serious attention 
but the chances are In its favor for going through. Meanwhile "The 
Gold Rush" is holding over at the Aldine, after breaking its house 
record there last week, doing $23,500. 

The report that the Bernarr Macfadden picture Interests via its 
True Story productions were abandoning the original scheme to make 
* big series of features appears to be erroneous as the third Macfadden 
>lm Is now In the making at the Pathe studios, New York. Th? True 
Story Company Is changing Its leads for each picture. In the third, 
"Lest Ye Be Judged" (working title), which Hugh E. Dlerker Is direct- 
ing, appear Alice Lake, Gaston Glass, Barney Sherry and Betty Jewel 

Stud poker continues to be the favorite past time among the show 
lolks who have gone to Florida in search of wealth from real estate. One 
^ the showmen, known In Now York for his large losses at ijoker while 
'» the picture business, is said to have recently lost $C,000 in a slngl" 
■Utlng down South, paying off in full at the conclusion of the game. 

^Ith the addition of Hunt Stromberg to the executive trio at Metro- 
Qolrtwyn and with J. Mannix becoming supervising head of the pro- 
duction department, which is now operated by J. J. Cohn, and the addl- 
'•on of John Lancaster a4B a sort of personal aid to the chief exccutlv.-. 
'ndlcatione point that things are being readied for Irving Thalbcrg t. 

(.Continued on page 46) 



For the first time in the business^ 
rights for re-presentation of pictures 
have cost as much as on original 
release - - -They are Charlie Chaplins 
of course 



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When, a number of years ago, First National made a million dollar 
contract with Charlie Chaplin for eight two-reel pictures, the price 
was considered very high. 

I^c« that time it has been amply demonstrated that the price, far 
from being excessive, made that contract one of the very best buys 
any distributor has ever made. 

Every one of those pictures was good. Among them are some of 
the outstanding successes of the business. 

Chaplin's screen career is absolutely unique. His pictures have 
undoubtedly played over 500,000 bookings, yet who ever heard of 
a booking that wasn't a success? 

All of his pictures have made money for everycme. There is probably 
not one exhibitor in the many thousands all over the world but what 
has money he wouldn't have if he hadn't played Chaplin. 

PATHE HAS JUST PAID HALF A MILLION DOLLARS FOR THE 
PRIVILEGE OF BRINGING BACK TO THE SCREEN THE FIRST 
FOUR CHARLIE CHAPLIN PICTURES MADE UNDER HIS 
FAMOUS MILLION DOLLAR CONTRACT WITH FIRST NATIONAL 
FOR EIGHT PICTURES. 

AND— X 

THE PRICE PAID IS THE SAME PRICE THAT WAS PAID FOR 
THEM ON ORIGINAL ISSUE. 

*'A Dog's Life" will be released on Nov. 22nd. "Shoulder Arms," 
^ .•'A Day's Pieasuryi and "Sunnyside" will follow. 

In all honesty I do not know where so much box-office value can be 
secured, dollar for dollar and foot for foot. 

If there is any box-office certainty in any product, it is in these 
pictures. Like diamonds, their value has groMrn with time. They 
are PROVEN product, the best that can be bought. 

To be able to offer pictures so certain to make money for exhibitors 
is a privilege indeed. 

We are confident that exhibitors will be as eager to welcome them 
as we were to get them. 

ELMER PEARSON, 

Vice-President and General Manager, 

PATHE EXCHANGE, Inc. 



44 



VARIETY 



PICTURES 



Wednesday, October 7, 1925 



I 



FILM REVIEWS 



EXCHANGE OF WIVES 

Meln> il'iliwyn release, prolu'-*"'! •>> Ho 

b.irl II. nicy. AdaptcJ by Kn'iloric aiiil 

— t'unnyt ll^vilun -ffwm -JJ»«t vtory b>c_ I ' l n ni.i 

Hamilloii. At the Capitol. New Vurk, Oct. 

4 wvck. Ituniimif liiiir, (lit niiiiuti-» 

Margaret It.ittiliuni Eitanor Huarlman 

John Kalliliurn L.^'* »'.il) 

Ellije Moraii Honcc Al.ircf 

Victor Moran Cri'iBhtoii Hale 



Probably one of the best farce- 
comedies ever turned out by any 
Arm, yet made eiononiically with a 
cast of (our and by a director wlio 
has inserted a laugh tor almost 
every minute. It is rich, rare and 
Stu raey as you'd car© to see in .spots, 
and aliliouffh some of this naughti- 
ne.ss nia.v be eliminated by the cen- 
gora in Ohio, Penn.sylvania and 
Maryland there will still be left a 
Bure-flre picture. 

The^ftory is very simple. A tame 
man inarries a woman who is con- 
tinually crying out loud for loving 
and pelting. A tame woman mar- 
ries a man who likes to trot around 
a bit and who doesn't appreciate his 
wife. They live side by side. What 
happens is that the wild wife and 
the wild hu.'iband meet, while the 
tame husband and the tame wife 
meet. And things go along until the 
tame wife gets them all at a moun- 
tain camp, and there decrees that 
there shall be an exchange of wives 
and that her hu.sband shall have the 
other man's wife and that she shall 
have the other man. This is all done 
nicely, with no hint of suggestive- 
ness, for the rules had the men liv- 
ing In the big house and the women 
sleeping in .separate cabins. Hut 
each woman was to cook for her 
man. and that eventually smoothed 
out afT.iirs, for the wild man had a 
rapacious appetite while the wild 
woman was good only in opening 
canned soups, etc. On the other 
hand, the tame wife was a great 
cook and the tame husband was ap- 
preciative of good grup, so he got 
along well. Before It was all over, 
the tame hust)and had tamed his 
■wild wife by turning her across the 
knee to deliver a few blows t» the 
rear, while the tame wife had her 
wild hu.«hand on his knees begging 
for mercy and lots of it. 

Henley's raciness in direction 
creeos out In handling Miss Adoree, 
for .-Tie is a woman with much sex 
appeal, and he photos it all. In the 
Interests of family audiences and 
the houses playing Sunday films In 
the territories where there Is senti- 
ment against such a practice she 
should have worn a bras.sier con- 
Btantly, and Henley shouldn't have 
been so anxious to show oft the out- 
lines of the lady's breasts. Maybe 
It's good stuff for big city crowds, 
hut, notwithstanding, it is T. N. T. 
for the church elements, which are 
working for stringent censor.shlp. 

However, that is a phase con- 
cerned purely with the producers, 
and if they wanted to take the chance 
it's their bu.siness, insomuch as the 
reflection will be on them. It's likely 
to get some of the smaller exhibitors 
In bad with his clientele, however. 

On the whole, though, it is a finely 
made film which reflects much credit 
on Henley, for he hasn't spent a lot 
of money on this. one. and what lav- 
ish effects he used are confined sole- 
ly to bedrooms. 

For first-runs a sure thing; for 
the smaller houses., dependent on 
length of run and the seriousness 
with which the communit.v takes I-; 
morality. ffisl-. 



aggregation on the Fox lot when 
they went after this one. In addi- 
tion to th« above names also is listed 
(Jeorge Fawcett and James Neill. 
^'rancl8, Fawcett and Miss Ogden 
carry away the honors in the char- 
acter roles, while Miss Logan and 
O'Hrien supply \c love interest. 

T^or an exploltatton stunt the ex- 
hibitor might work out a "rolite- 
ness Day" or week, as the case 
might be, with one of the local 
dailies. Possibly a 'dollar man," 
similar to the old Kafflea stunt used 
by \'e papers as a circulation build- 
er, might be worked out. The idea 
here Is that you get a dollar provid- 
ing you say "Thank You" to the 
right person for some favor accord- 
ed you. It would undoubtedly pro- 
mote interest and get word-of- 
mouth publicity at slight cost. The 
chances are the paper hooked up 
with would stand the biggest part 
of the expense. Fred. 



GO STRAIGHT 

A. B. P. Schulberg production featuring 
Owen Moore »nd Oladyi Hulette. Re- 
viewed nt the Broailway. New York, where 
It H'as shown a* the picture part of a 
combination bill. Running time, 63 min- 
utes. 

r.iida Hart Gladys Hulette 

Mrs. Rhodes Mary Carr 

Ullly Rhodes ^ Owen Moore 



Another of Schulberg's new prod 
uct and a fair piece of product for! 



the combination and neighborhood 
houses. 

The story concerns a girl who was 
once mixed up with ^ gang of 
crooks. With them she was the lure 
but ufler a time, she decided to go 
straight. (Setting a Job in a bank. 
she fell In love with htr employer, 
the^m.-tf^ager^ 

Therefore, when the crooks put 
it up to her that she must help them 
in a payroll theft, she .-efused and 
sneaking to the bank, took the pay- 
roll to the manager's home leaving 
it with his mother. But the man- 
ager, hearing rumors of a robbery, 
was in the bank and when the bur- 
glars came, was knocked out. The 
detectives on the job arrive at the 
neat of the crooks only to find the 
girl there. She had 1 een pleading 
for the whereabouts of the hero. 
When a telephone call ia made to his 
house and It is discovered that the 
payroll is safe, they go Into :he 
clinch fadeout. 

Owen Moore playj his lari well, 
while Gladys Hulette also does okeh, 
except that in spots her makeup is 
bad. Directly, this refers to her 
nose makeup, for in some full face 
views, that orc'^n shows up badly, 
being darker on the end that the 
rest of the face. Mary Carr does the 
mother part well, and the burglar 
roles are well handled. 

Scenario is fast a direction good 
with the comedy relief well cared 
for. Bisk. 



A LOVER'S OATH 

A.itor P.Hlriliutliin Corp. production star 
linn Hainon .Novarro, with Kalhli>en Ke.) 
featured. Directed by Ferdinand I'. Earle 
Kilited hy MUton Sills. Phutographed liy 
i>or(,-e Il.Tiolt At J.nfw'f Nciv Yurk. one 
liny (.Sept '.*»>. as half the bill Huns 7*° 
mlnulcH. 

Ken All Ramon Novarre 

Slwrln ... ..,.^».^...-.^.,KatWecn Ke> 

lla.sson ben Sahbaih Edwin Stevenc 

Omar Khayyam Frederick Ward* 

Hassan's W.fc Heilvvig Reichcr 

Omar's Servant .Shits Kdwards 

t'omniaiider of the Faithful. Chafles A I'ost 

Prince Vus.suf Arthur ISdmund Oarew.- 

.Sheik r(u.<<tura Paul W:Ke\ 

Ills .Son Philllppe de I. icy 

Maja Warren Rodgvrs 

In certain respects "A Lover's 
Oath" almost qualifies as a program 
house edition of "The Thief of Bag- 
dad" while in others It Is distinctly 
ordinary film fare. If the very con- 
siderable amount of money spent In 
bringing this fantasy, based on the 
"Rubalyat of Omar Khayyam," to 
the screen had been more Judiciously 
distributed a better picture would 
have been forthcoming. 

The principal fault lies in the 
editing and handling of the sce- 
nario. Since Milton Sills, the actor, 
is credited with the supervision he 
and. the director. Ferdinand Earle, 
must share the blam*. The con- 
tinuity Is wretched, and the action 
so jerky and disconnected It be- 



th» 



comes almost a "task to follow 
story. 

On the other hand the s. !>, .y,. 
l>i•^al•^e, imaginative and ver> oueii 
beautiful, rivalling any ever .seen in 
such productions. I'nforlun itWy 
the technical end of the jihoto. 
graphic work has not kept pace, so 
that the magnlliceiit^ hnnrtsoiive 
and unique scenery docs noi aU 
ways look as impressive as it .should 
Earle has also gone In fur feveraj 
fantastic pictorlti! shots, chietly of 
the sky and the clouds, but tliouisu 
they are Impressive they lose by ni £ 
being introduced properly. 

Against this unusual background 
the rather common-place liaiidUif 
of the stofy seems a'mo.st ludlctous 
In spots. Particularly unfortunit* 
is the comedy relief, consisting of 
such glaring bits as a parrot's con- 
tinued chirping "Thou -speuke.si a 
mouthful." 

The plot iniroduceg Omar as % 
leader of his people but deals rathtr 
with the love of his nephew, Ben A.., 
for the fairest daughter of the trlb»'. 
The last expression sounds like a 
quotation from one of the titles, 
which manage to be rather sicken- 
Ingly gushy when they do not quotj 
directly from the "Rubalyat." 

The cast is an excellent one b-jt 
It Is laboring under difficulties. The 
Apolloesque Novarro has little to do 
(Continued on page 46) 



THANK YOU 

John Gol.li n Prnlucllon prcscnti-.I l)y Wil- 
liam Fox From the play- of the same title 
by Wlnchell Smith and Tom ".'uahlnB. Di- 
rected by John Ford. At the KiulUi. New 
York, week of Oct. 4. Running time, 7.'i 
mina 

Kenneth Jnmicson aeorg- Cnrieii 

I'lane Jacqueline I.ogan 

Pavid Lee Aler Francs 

Andy ♦ J. Farrell MacKonall 

Mr. Joiieg f Cyril Chailwicli 

Mrs. .luiies Eillth lioslwlcli 

Miss Kloil^rett Vivian OR.Ien 

I'r. Cobii Jaima N.-Ill 

Hwcf^l. Jr Iliily liiiialill 

Willie Junes Maurice Murpliv 

Sweot, Sr Knbert Mlliach 

Jami. -on, .Sr OeorKe Fawcett 

Millie Jone.1 Minon Harlan 

'•'i'8Ml|> 1,1a M.inre 

ti'^s^iP Frankie Italloy 

"Thank You" is a play was a 
rorUing cotnedy drama. It niMy not 
hava been a lr<'tiu'niloii.s box i)ffiee 
■"* MraUoiv, «Tittf»#Mfr;vl.)WH for a fiutn- 
ber of luoiitlis in New York and got 
Rome money. .As a screen enter- 
tainment it has lost much of the 
value it htid on the stage and the 
onl.v jilaco that the hi. tine can he 
laid Is at the door.steps of the aii.ipf- 
or and the director. The material 
was "there" in the origin.'il script; 
In the picture, it Is missing. The 
result Is "just tinother picture" 
Where it might have been a classif. 
It la, however, a picture that each 
and every exhibitor can go to the 
ministers and get their support, as 
It is- an open and shut bid for bet- 
ter wages for preachers. 

"Thank You" cannot be counted 
on tn do miracles at the box office. 
It will satiflfy, for the most nart. the 
average audience, but It Is some- 
what too long In its present shape. 
It co'ild have at least 10 miniitfs 
dropped from the running time and 
the siur.v would still get over. 

It Is well played, particularly In 
the roles handled by Alec Fr.incis, 
Jac((tieline Logan, .f. Farrell Mac- 
I»onald. Oeorge O'ltrien and Vivia 
Ogden. The uist looks as though 
A try was being made for an all .star 



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FIRST CHOICE -CECIL B.DEMiLLE 

''The policy of this theatre has always been to show only 
carefully selected pictures — Pictures that could offend no 
one — yet can delight and entertain the most particular 
people. Realizing the place the Rialto occupies in the 
hearts of the theatregoers of this section, the management 
has recently made arrangements to be the— 

Cecil 6. DeMille House 

in the future in Enid, showing all of this great director and 
producer's pictures. , %. 

It is with a great deal of pride that we make the above an- 
nouncementy because we believe the Rialto patrons are 
entitled to the best. 

■ ■ • , . ■ 

In addition to the \ 



•■'■*» "tMV f ,r -".•-— '" 



Cecil B. DeMille Productions 



^-ITWUfJ, 



we will continue to show all of the FIRST NATIONAL PIC- 
TURES. The Pictures that have already made the Rialto 
famous among lovers of good shows." 

RBIJSASBD BY' 



T^^PRODUC 





Wednesday October 7, 1925 



PICTURES 



VARIETY 



45 



LONDON FILM NOTES 



Tx>ndon, Sept. 28. 
Th« Sto" ^"^ producing unit 
which sailed some time ago for the 
Pacific baa begun work on the firs' 
feature, which will be culled "Fuail 
of the Island." The company In- 
cludes Lillian DouRlas. PcpKy I ynn, 
Eric Uransby Williams .lameson 
Thomas and W. O. SaunUera. 

H. B. Parkinson is ualns Oanvty 
Iflland a» » location for his now 
film, entitled "The Only Mar." The 
leading ro'.e is being played by 
^oore Marriott. 

The first of the «.»w series cf 
Walter Korde comedltd l-.as been 
made at MarKate. rorOo plays hi 
own leading parts ard 1m r;upportc ! 
by Pauline Potrrs, Gran;:! Car!< 
aad tJeorge Folej-. 

Kenelm Fosh, one of the T>lonrer 
jnvducers qt lirltlsK picture"!, is 
making good as tho propiietor of a 
sandwIcH bar. When he has made 
enough money he will direct one 
more British picture, just to show 
it can be done. 

Uannlng Haynes has Joined the 



Gaumont producinK staff and will 
direct F'ay Compton ua soon as he 
can find a suitable story. George 
A. Cooper's last production for the 
Arm, "Settled Out of Court," Is 
nady for showing. The cast In- 
I l.idci Jeanne de Cassilis, of "Fata 
MorTuna'; Leon Quartermaine, 
.'iitk liiiKb.man, Kinsley Peile and 
Fay Compicn. 



ilrtftt Wicox has started work 
on t'.H reconil First National pic- 
ture, 'Ne;i Gwynn," In the F. P.-L. 
studios .11 Islington. 



Indign.nti')n is being caused here 
by the news that a lilm Is shortly to 
be shown wiih the Prince of Wales 
as a central character. The- story 
is said to tell how the Prince went 
on a trip to America and is com- 
pelled to marry a dance club girl 
with whom he becomes entangled. 

The producing firm Is already Is- 
suing "dope" on the subject, while 
apparently ignoring the existence of 
the censor. 



Wardour Street is worried at the 
moment owing to the attitude of 
Pathe In "tlelng up" with the cocoa 
Industry. It Is feared the exhibitors 



and renters are trying to get pro- 
hibition in so that the procioda of 
bootlegging will help put the t ride's 
finances on a sound footing. What- 
ever the object, Pathe's big windows 
are full of cocoa show cards with 
the legend "Cocoa Bucks You Up." 



Betty Balfour's next producer will 
be Graham Cutts. the title of the 
feature being "The Sea Urchin." 



Alfred Godal Is shortly beginning 
work again as the head of a new 
l)roducing organization. 



Booth Grainge, showman from the 
north of Bngland who made a big 
success with James Fltepatrick's 
"Masters of Music," Is about to 
present the same producers' "Fa- 
mous Melodies." The first section 
dealing with the songs of Great 
Britain were made here during the 
spring and summer with the Zleg- 
feld Folly girl, I'eggy Shaw, and 
the English actor, James Knight, In 
the leading parts. 

The pictures will be seen for the 
first time here at the Tivoli toward 
the end of October. 



FIRST WABNEB HOUSE IN H. E. 

Bridgeport, Conn., Oct. 6. 

Tho Cameo (films) has been re- 
opened by Warner Brothers as an- 
other link In their chain of houses. 
It ia their first New England thea- 
tre. W. H. Foerate is manager, with 
August Berger, orchestra leader. 

Universal formerly operated the 
Cameo, 



FILM PUBLICISTS 

Agnes O'.Malley is handlir , press 
mntter for the . :ick Senrtr ' 
dies. 

Glendon Allvi is handling "The 
Wanderer" (Criterion) and also 
giving the "American ^nus" 

special publicity witli t'.T recent 
ANant' City b au . . -.li- 'orl- 

ca" as the central f re. 



John Betts, responsible for most 
of the short sporting films from 
British studios, is at work on a new 
series entitled "The Outlook," which 
will be handled by Moss Empires. 



Meighan't "Shampock" January 1 
Thomas Meighan is in the midst 
of hie latest picture, "The Sham- 
rock," directed by Victor Hcerman 
at the Long Island Paramount stu- 
dios. 

No release date has been set but 
it Is doubtful if It will be given to 
exhibitors before the first of the 
year. 



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MANYSTARS 
OF "WESTERNS" 



An Indication of the extent to 
which the market is flooded with 
western pictures is contained in the 
compilation below. This doe.s not 
include the western series belnjj 
made by I'aramount or First Na- 
tional. 

Tom Mix (Fox). " 

Buck Jones (Fox). 

Pete Morrison (Universal). 

Art Accord (Universal). 

Jack Hoxie (Universal). , 

Hoot. Gibson (Universal). 

William Desmond (Universal). 

Josle Sedgewick (Universal). 

Kenneth Gibson (Independent). 

Buddy Roosevelt (Lester Scott, 
Jr.). 

Buffalo Bill, Jr. (Lester Scott, 
Jr.). 

Yakima Canutt (F. B. O.). 

Fred Thomson (F. B. O.). 

Harry Carey (Producers' Distrib- 
uting Corp.). 

Lefty Flynn (F. B. O.). 

William Fairbanks (Columbia). 

Young Kit Carson (Davis Distrib- 
utlnp Division). 

William S. Hart (United Artists). 

Bob Custer (F. B. O.). .^__„_,. ,. 

Dick Hatton (Arrow). . __ 

Al Rlohman (S. R). 

Bin Cody (S. R.). 

Ken Maynard (Davis Distribut- 
ing). 

Jack Porrln (Rayart). 

Jack Meehan (Russell Produc- 
tions). 

Franklyn Farnum (S. R.). 

Leo Malonoy (Stelner-Arrow). 

Bob Bums (S. R.). 

Wally Wales (Lester Scott, Jr.). 

Ed Cobb (Universal). 



FABEWELL TO OOBDON ~- 

Nathan H. Gordon, until recently 
head of the Gordon chain of thea- 
tres throughout New England, 
which he sold to Famous Players- 
Lasky Corporation, has left for 
an extended trip through Europe 
with his family. 



BEVIEB AT SAN DIEGO 

Los Antrelea, Sept. 29. 

West Coast Producers, Inc., with 
Ben S. Boery, local attorney as its 
head, la to produce a series of fea- 
ture pictures In a San Diego studio. 

Harry Revler has been chosen to 
direct the first. 



RIvoli's Paul Aah Policy 

Chicago, Oct. •. 

The Rivoll, l,400-8eat movie the? 
atre on the west side, is the first of 
the minor film houses to emulate 
McVlcker's by Installing the Paul 
Ash policy. The Ulvoll now has 
Howard Osborn and bis eight plec« 
orchestra. 

Osbum has worked out a program 
covering 20 weeks which he calls 
"A Trip Around the World." 



Robinson With "Roxy" 
Clark Robinson, of the Capitol 
theatre staff, has resigned to join 
S. L. Rothafel and assume charge 
of the future Roxy theatre produc- 
tions. Robinson and Rothafel sail 
together next month for Europe on 
an exploration trip for new material. 



Frances Hiliman's 9800 Rooster 

Los Angeles. Oct. •. 

Frances Hlllman, picture actress, 
has been paid $800 for a prize win- 
ning rooster. 

The money was passed at the 
Riverside fair and last reports Indi- 
cate ItJjL the most ever handed out 
fUr such' a blr4^ ..^ . .^j,^,^. 

Income Tax Liens 

Los Angeles, Oct. 6. 
Collector of the Internal Revenue 
Goodcell has filed tax liens against 
BiirLiera LaMarr and l^w Cody for 
last year's uncollected taxes. 

The lien against Miss La.Marr la 
for $y27, while that against Cody la 
for $450. 



Two Players Loaned 
Warn*:r Bruthers have loaned Do- 
lores CoHtcllo to Famous-lMuyors, 
for • Tne Manikin." 

WlUard Louis goes to Metro-Gold- 
wyn leini»or.nrily from Warner 
Urothers to appear In Hobart Hen- 
ley's new picture, "Free Lips." 



Kaminsky Oua- 6var Here 

Paris, Sept. 2«. 
Jiici|u<s K.iialnsl^y, dlnctor of 
lilms Knmin.«l>y, Is due In New 
York \he end of this month. 



46 



VARIETY 



PICTURES 



Wednesday, October 7, 1925 



HLM REVIEWS 

(Continued from page 44) 

but loll around and murmur such 
love worda as "O moon of my dc- 
llgMl^ i will bulM tor th«e th« aU-^ 
baster palaces of my dreams — foi 
thee, beloved, I will conquer th« 
seven kingdoms of tho earth," and 
80 on nux vomica. 

Miss Key is astonlshlnjriy pretty 
and such sterllni? p'.ayera na Fred- 
erick Warde, Hedwig K< ii-her, Ed- 
win Stevens and I'aul WIkcI lena 
A legitimate classical atmosphere 

For the neighborhood stands the 
film impresses as a novelty. ThouBO 
it may bore ac times. Its splendid 
sets and the serious effort to put 
across something better class than 
usual should cause It to be favor- 
ably received. 

SOME PUN'KINS 

I. E. CThadwiclc production starring Charles 
Ray. Directed by Jerome Storm. Story by 
Bort Woodruff and Charles E. Banks 
Fhotorraphed by Phillip Tannura and James 
Brown. At Lr>ew's New York one day 
(Sept. 29) aa halt the blU. Runs about 64 
minutes. 

Lem Blossom Charlea Bay 

Pa Blossom George Faweett 

Ma Blossom Fanny Midgely 

Mary OrlKCS Duane Thompson 

Joak arises Bert Woodruff 

Tom Perkins Hallam Cooley 

Conitable Wlliiara Courtrelght 

Ooulp Ida L«wl8 

A glarfce at the characters listed 
above Indicates that this is anoth^ 
rural film, almost identical to some 
dosen others in which Charles Ray 
has appeared. The Chadwick com- 
pany makes no bones about It for 
Its press-staff sheet screams in its 
most prominent headline "Charles 



Kay is the Same Old Illck in 'Some 
I'lni'kins.' " 

That brings ud the interesting 
r|ue.stl(in as to whether Hay's at- 
one-time substantial popularity 
waned because he so strictly held 
to type. CTtainlx "Miles Stand- 
!.sh"' In which he played a similarly 
tia.shful but otherwise totally dif- 
ferent sort of youth, did anything 
but prove that a switch would bring 
Iiiin back in the sputliKht. 

It would Seem that Cliadwlck is 
on the right track if all it Is looking 
for Is a very pleasing program pic- 
ture. Their first Kay film won't do 
for the big houses, but as general 
entertainment, regardless of how 
many times Kay has been seen do- 
ing exactly the same kind of char- 
acterization. It Is a much better 
het than four-fifths of the neighbor- 
hood theatre fuel released by inde- 
pendents and the big babies alike. 

This time, Ray emerges from sap- 
dom to glory in his home town by 
putting across a deal in which he 
outwits an unscrupulous concern 
that is trying to gyp the farmers 
out of the proper returns for their 
pumpkin crop. IncldenttTly. as 
chief of the fire department, he ex- 
tinguishes a blaze almost single- 
handed by using a trick invention 
of his that had previously been the 
Joke of the village. He saves his 
father from going to Jail as a boot- 
legger, recoups the family fortune 
and wins the one and only from the 
city slicker who has done all the 
dirt. 

The best scenes, as In the old 
Ray releases, are in those sequen- 
ces in church and at a party, 
wherein Lem, the hero, suffers 
acutely from the usual rustic In- 
feriority complex in regard to his 
city rival. The love bits are direct- 
ed most skillfully and with Duane 
ThoinpBon, a charming newcomer^ 



BEBE PANIEi S ^ 



wtT* HARRISO N FORD 
S FKANK TUTTLE H^er^ 



*'Bebe Daniels, wUd enough m 'WUd» 
Wild Susan,' is wilder and funnier in 'Lot- 
ers in Quarantine.* It is one of the funniest 
pictures of the season. At McVickers The- 
atre, Chicago^ thejr laughed and howled for 
mot 3. Including me. 

"The majority of laughs not garnered by 
Bebe are elicited by Edna May Oliver, an 
actress wholly without contestants in her 
field. Harrison Ford has the kind of a role 
he used to play opposite Constance Tal- 
madge in those screaming farces. Ford does 
this sort of thing as no other can. 

"The humor breaks in right at the begin- 
ning of 'Lovers in Quarantine,' and never 
subsides until the picture is over. I shoold 
like my job much better if each week's pic- 
ture-gazing contained one pictikre so 
funny." • 

So raves the editor of Exhibitors* Her- 
ald's "Service Talks to Exhibitors." 

4"^ §9 wULitSU^ when you see it*-^ 



From the stage comedy hit, "Quaran- 
tine," by F. Tennyson Jesse. Screen play 
by Townsend Martin and Luther Reed. 




HOUSE REVIEWS 

House reviews will be found 
on page 31 of this issu*. 



playing opposite, Ray is once more 
at his best. 

While it is not exactly a rural 
Idyll or anything remotely resem- 
bling that, there are many people 
throughout the country who will 
like "Some Pun'kins" a great deal. 



HELL'S HIGHROAD 

Cecil B. DeMIII* production released by 
Producers Distributing Corporation.- Star 
ring Leatrlce Joy Directed by Rupert 
Julian. From the novel by Krnejtt P.aacal 
AdiM'ted by I.eonore Coffee and Hve Unsell. 
At Loew's New York one day (Oct. 1). 
Runs alx>ut 70 minutes. Oeaerally released 
about three weeks aco. 

Judy Nichols Leatrtce Joy 

Ronald McKane Edmund Burns 

Hanford Gillespla Rot>ert Edeson 

Anne Brodertck Julia Faye 

Dorothy Harmon Helene Sullivan 

•■Hell's Highroad." Judged/strlcUy 
as to Its quality, doesn't rate among 
the leaders, but many worse pro- 
ductions have been screened at the 
biggest Broadway houses. But that 
does not say the first DeMllle inde- 
pendent is a good feature, but rather 
that the first run standard Is pretty 
low. 

The unfortunate part Is that 
"Hell's Highroad" Is far from be- 
ing a wow for the neighborhood the- 
atres. It Is not typical DeMllle 
stuff nor is there an adequate por- 
tion of action. It atanda as an "in* 
between" society drama, preaching 
the time-worn sermon of gold ver- 
sus happiness. 

The film opens ia the squalid 
room of a Chicago shop girl, Judy 
Nichols. She Is obsessed with a 
hatred for poverty and for this rea- 
son refuses to marry Ronald Mc- 
Kane, the struggling engineer who 
has nothing to boast of but his 
ambitions. Judy received word of a 
bequest from a deceased uncle and 
in her Joy promises to become Mc- 
Kane's wife. The first of several 
good twists <K>mes when she learns 
the legacy is S>.43 or something very 
near that 

The young couple marry anyhow 
and . Judy sets about getting ■ 
wealthy admirer of hers interested 
In her husband. The latter, aided 
bv this Influence, becomes a success- 
ful broker and catches his wife's 
lust for dough. Finally he becomes 
so bad that she entreats the influ- 
ential heavy to break him. The 
villain agrees after exhorting the 
usual promise from hec. in return. 
The finish finds both of the young 
pair with their eyes opened, and 
since the third ^gle of the triangle 
does not Insist upon bis payment 
everything Is Jake. 

One very broad situation that will 
attract attention featirt-es the events 
happening on the first night of the 
honeymoon. Just In the nick of 
time the ardent husband is tilled 
away upon a business deal as part 
of his rival's taimpalgn to have the 
marital arrangement In an uproar 
from the first. Three or four silly 
and far-fetched incidents are going 
to irritate those with any sense of 
balance. 

Miss Joy Is competent, but bcr 
part does not permit much real act- 
ing. Edmund Burns is a likeable 
leading man. Honors ^go to the 
veteran, Robert Edeson, 'as the eld- 
erly Lothario. The settings arc 
never lavish but fairly rich -looking 
and sightly. 

Altogether it Is not a baU affair, 
fbut one expects something much 
more worth while or at least enter- 
taining from Mr. DeMllle. The only 
thing most film-goers will carry 
awt^f with them will be the mem- 
ory of that unmentionable outfit 
wopn by Julia Faye as she does her 
daily dozen. 



INSIDE STUFF ON PICTURES 

(Continued from page 43) 
step out of the fold, marry Rose Laemmle, take an extended honeyraoft. 
trip lasting about a' year and then Join the Universal forces as Keller!! 
manager. » "** 



An Idea of how hard the state right racket Is getting may be obtain**^ 
from the experiences of one of the boys who had been out f 
10 days trying to get rid of a picture In the Ohio territory Th 
salesman went to Cleveland where he is acquainted locally. xS* 
proposition was for him to sell the rights for the state for the pictu * 
at $12,600 anything over was to be his own. He started fishing unsue* 
cessfully for a live one in the Independent field, and finally bethought 
himself of a Justice of the Peace In a nearby township who had bee 
reported as cleaning up in the booze racket. With a local friend h" 
went after the J. Pv After a four-hour business talk the convlncm 
found the J. P. willing to part with $6,000 to exploit the picture and 
for the film Itself and the rights he was going to pass over 250 casei 
of "stuff" if the salesman could get rid of It. 

The salesman visited a stuss joint and got § couple of the "boyrf» 
together and they peddled the "stuff at $70 a case with the grosi 
take to be $17,600 when the deliveries were made the following night 

Then the salesman went home to his hotel. It was 6 A. M. when 
he crawled Into the hay so he didn't get up t^^ntll 4 In the afternoon. 
He started out to get some coffee and on the way bought an evening 
paper. With It his dreams of a sale crashed, for early that morning 
the Federal bunch had taken the J. P. and his stuff. 



Occasionally a script girl or a film cutter is rewarded for their ability. 
Ethel Doherty has held this position with James Cruze for several years, 
with the aspiration of becoming a scenario writer. Several months ago 
she asked the director to get the company to permit her to make aa 
adaptation of a story. The story given her was "Tho Vanishing Amer* 
lean." recently made, with her treatment used. 

The result has been Miss Doherty has been taken away from Cruzt 
and promoted to the staff of the Famous Players-Lasky scenario depart* 
ment 



The two-reeler, "Life's Biggest Thrills," a compilation of the out> 
standing film shots made by International News Reel cameramen, Is 
bens distributed free to the theatres carrying International accounts. 



One of the women film writers of the New York dailies has beei 
getting away with personal animositTea in her columns until recently, 
when the editors of the^jjaper commenced to cut her stuff. Recently 
she ran a paragraph on the reasons certain atars succeeded In the film 
business. 



PRESENTATIONS 

(Continued from page 39) 
ferently from the usual array of 
Apache numbers. It Is more modi- 
fied and intermingled with some 
fine adagio work which has a ten- 
dency to disclose their capabilities 
along those lines. 

A strain of 'Tltlna" is used fre- 
'ijuently with fh*^ theme TTMng 1*ar<r 
rled out coherently from all angles. 
The accordionist opens with a 
French melody and Is followed by 
the appearance of the soprano, who 
renders "Just a Little Love, a Little 
Kiss" in good voice. The baritone 
Introduces a French character mel- 
ody which sounds like the title 
might be "Tra La La." The terpsl- 
chorean prance through a dimcult 
routine of Apache that procured 
sufflcient applause to make any turn 
respond with an encore. loop. 



Kane's "Seven Wives" 

"Seven Wives of Rluebeard," 
which Blanche Merrill adapted for 
the screen for Robert T. Kane, who 
is producing It for First National, 
has gone Into production at the 
Cosmopolitan Studios. Al Snntell Is 
directing. 

The cast holds B^n Lyon, Blanche 
Sweet, Dorothy Sebastian and Piano 
Kane, 




Oireoted by 

EDWIN CAREWE 



Blanche Sweet 

aad a bis aopportlBC 
eaat Inehtdins 

Rob«rt Frazer — D o r o t h y 

Sebastian — Russell Simpson 

—Charles Murray 



This adaption by Lois Leeson from Wil« 
lard Robertson's famous play, 'The' Sea 
Woman," is an ideal vehicle for Blanche 
Sweet. Those who marveled at her won- 
derful performance of a similar role in 
"Anna Christie" will be astonished to see 
her eclipse that performance in "Why 
Wer.-.rr. Lcve," which critics declare to be 
Miss Sweet's greatest effort. 



(-- 



A ^l£At national Picture 



Wednesday October 7, 1925 



MUSIC 



VARIETY 



47 



UNKNOWN SONGS ON DISKS 
- TROUBLE WITH MECHANICALS 



Too Many Bands and Singers — Trying to Force Un- 
wanted Product on Buying Public Which Won't 
Buy— Records Old Before Songs ''Made" 



- j^ survey of the record release 
bulletins brings to attention a strik- 
jng fact: the majority of the num- 
bers on the various labels from the 
biKK^t to the smallest are com- 
paratively unknown to the layman. 
Which is the most logical answer 
as to the meager sales of the 
"mechanicals." 

There are a number of reasons 
for this. While admittedly there 
eouldn't be enough song hits to go 
aroand, the majority of the num- 
bers released are of little general 
popularity. If a song title b«causo 
of its popularity is to sell the disk 
or piano roll, the would-be pur- 
chaser is greeted with a flock of 
lesser numbers. 

It may be explained in part by 
the number of "local hits." This 
me«n« 'hat there are a certain 
numb, i .. ngs well known in cer- 
tain localities through local ex- 
ploitation, broadcasting, etc., plug- 
fed because of some local orchestra 
leader's interest in the particular 
song as composer or otherwise. It 
Is "canned" to satisfy that "de- 
mand." 

The salient handicap in such 
situations is tl>e too many "angles ' 
parallel to the o'i Columbia phono- 
graph company-liob Harris situa- 
tion of several years ago. A Co- 
lumbia man of that time was said 
to be "over-friendly" to certain pub- 
lishers, putting on everything from 
their catalogs, whether popular or 
not and backing them, as an extra 
"break," with genuine song hit ma- 
terial. This tended to handicap the 
hits because of the "dog tune" 
coupling. 

Parallel in Big Firm 
One of the biggest companies has 
a parallel situation in existence. 
The recording manager is known to 
be "up-stage" and does not go out 
with any of the music publishing 
executives excepting a certain 
privileged few. It is also noticeable 
that these chosen few are accorded 
extraordinary "breaks" in getting 
their stuff on first and consistently, 
while the others must create a 
genuine demnnd for their song 
products. 

It is not unknown also that too 
many numbers are "canned" from 
manuscript even before the songs 
»re printed . up and exploited for 
marketing. Thus when a song is 
Just beginning to fc« worked on, the 
record is already out. The theory 
is that the sheet music and record.s 
are thus made to ride to popularity 
together. When the record is re- 
leased it is unknown: when It be- 
comes popular, the disk is com- 
' paratively old through having been 
on the market for quite a while, 
waiting for a genuine public de- 
mand to sell it. 

Bigger Sales Long Ago 
In the past, if a song became 
popular. It was "canned." The 
meohanlcal versions of pop song 
material were looked upon a« the 
music publishers' by-pro<lucta. 
^ ow, the music firms make the 
'lechanirals an important source of 
their revenue;, <«^;.c«j.iymng on it 
so strongly as tlriey doT^they are 
periodically disappointed when the 
royalty returns are meager. They 
complain that "canned" versions o 
their sheet music hits do not s 
in large enough quantities. They 
point out that songs of lesser popu- 
larity some years ago soM several 
times as many coplos as S'ime hits 
do today. 

In explanation of this, they lose 
sight of two things. Kither that 
the allcKfUly "weak sister' sonps 
of the olden days were fortunate 
enough to be backed up with some 
b'g hit to carry thcni Along, or th.nt 
there weren't so rnany songs com- 
peting. Formerly a doz«n nuinI>ors 
*ere listed a month; many iii'ir*- 
"•■e markftod at pres«'nt. Today 
also, ticcanso of th»> many siinu'n, the 
''oupUng.s ofttimes find two coni- 
Parativpiy imKnown homkh ^«ck to 
t>a'k, (-.ich haiulioapiiinj; the oilicf 
"'xi lK)th not gftting aiiywlicre but 
''"'«t from the denUr.-'' shclvoH. 

l*or(nfily also, be<auH<- of the few 
"OMK* r*ipj,!,e<j_ the recordinc artists 



figured importantly to carry the 
songs across. With so many bands 
and singers now on the disks, each 
offsets whatever the others' advan- 
tage may be. 

Honor Grown Common 
• Because of the radio phase and 
so many local bands coming into 
territorial popularity, each of these 
local organizations now has an op- 
portunity to record numbers. It 
was a distinct honor formerly for 
a band or vocalist to become an 
exclusive recording artist for some 
of the importaot labels but now the 
biggest companies with the excep- 
tion of the Brunswick gives sundry 
new bands opportunities for "can- 
ning," each making a flash in the 
pan with a few surviving. Even 
these aspirants are handicapping 
themselves because of the compara- 
tively little known song material 
they record. The band not having 
any popularity and the songs too 
little known, it's no wonder the 
disks do not sell well. '^ 

The Brunswick Instance is ex- 
cepted because that company only 
concentrates on some nine or 10 
dance bands. If these should "ring 
in" a comparatively little known 
song the bands really can carry 
where the many bands competing 
with themselves defeat the general 
purpose of the record companies. 

Music publishers would like to 
promote a flock of hits so as to 
have many numbers in demand but 
this Is also not quite practical Just 
for the asking. It does seem though 
that a great many of "weak sisters" 
are handicapping their own Inter- 
ests. 

The mechanicals are not to blame 
to any great extent. As they are 
functioning right now, the pub- 
lishers bring them scripts and as- 
sure them that they are 'going to 
work on these." Taking the pub- 
lishers' word for the "work " and 
exploitation, they are impressed on 
the wax and marketed. But the 
publishers aren't infallible. Nobody 
can pick hits. The music induHtry 
will pay handsomely to any In- 
dividual who can pick hits with any 
degree of assurance so when the 
songs brodie, that much dead stuff 
is already on the market to detract 
from the sales of the big numbers. 



B. A. Rolfe Featured as 
Guest Cornet Soloist 

B. A. Rolfe Is starting a picture 
hou.se tour at the Branford, Newark, 
N. J., as guest cornet .'•oloist with 
the orchestra. The week aifcr he 
will officiate in Beu iJernie's band 
at the Rivoli, New York. 

Rolfe was last with Vinoent 
Lopez's orchestra but has since be- 
come an officer of National Attrac- 
tions. The latter is routins Mr. 
Rolfe for a limited tour. 

It is unusual for a pit orchc-tri 
soloist to be featured as un extr.i 
attraction. Mr. R o 1 f e ' s famous 
specialty is playing an octave above 
high C. 



"G. V. 



BUYS SONGS 



The Bohemians, Inc., has pur- 
chased the piishijys to .three songs 
for use in the road "Greenwich 
\lllage Follies." 

The songs .so bought are "Man- 
iiattan." "Sentimental Me" and 
"Butcher, Baker and Candle Stick 
.Maker." These song.s are .nil hits 
in the current 'Oarrick Gaieties," 
produced by jui lor members ef ihc 
Theatre Guild. 



MILLER REPLACES "TAPS" 

Bob Millir is thr- n«-w liaiid and 
orilie!jtra manager for l.eo I'Vlst, 
Inc., operating from the j)rof«'.'>- 
sion.'il departmcnl. 

.Miller siuiocds ■Taps.' wiio has 
.«t;irlt'd an orrhcstra b<■>(.kin^' 
a^fctify of his own. 



"Johnny" Johnson a Father 
'Johnny ' Joiinson, Ui<; ja/z li.ui'l 
tli.-ulcj.^ is a DOP, iii^ first. Mal'Olm 



'Millionaire Bandman' 



Another "millionaire band- 
man" la James G. Diminnlv, 
partner of th« late^"Diamtn»d 
Jim" Brady in the Pri'ssed 
Steel Car enterprise but now 
retired, who lends his name 
to the Sunnybrook Orchestra. 
Mr. Dimmick is not actually 
of the band but as a hobby he 
and his wife travel with it. 

The band started through 
Mr. Dimmick adopting two 
musical boys and building a 
dance orchestra around them. 

The orchestra made its 
Broadway debut at the Cind- 
erella ballroom Oct. 4 for four 
weeks, coming from the Para- 
dise ballroom, Newark. Oliver 
Naylor's southern Jazzists and 
Victor artists will rotate with 
the Sunnybrook band as al- 
ternates between the Newark 
and New York dance places. 



OPTIMISM KEY-CUT RATE SCALE 



LOPEZ AND HtP 



Asking $6,000 — Many Ventures b> 
Band Leader 



t". Johnson, as he Is politely and 
non-|ir'')fes«'iondl!y k ri o w r. h a "^ 
larkt'd a .'r. into ihe offspringn 
name. 



Vincent Lopez and his orchestra 
are negotiating for a four to six 
week's run at the Hippodrome in 
November, Lopez asking for $5,000 
weekly for his Hotel Pennsylvania 
Jazz 1st a. 

Lopez's show by (Miss) Bland 
Johaneson is being readied for win- 
ter production. Meantime Lopez 
will make a minimum of 12 screen 
song stories for Pathe, thejscenar- 
ios being founded on popular song 
hits and elaborated therefrom. 
' It Is Lopez's Idea of dramatizing 
a melancholy ballad theme instead 
of a fiction yarn and building up a 
scenario around it. It Is also 
counted on as a strong song ex- 
ploitation angle. The picture will 
be In colors. 

Lopez's cafe proposition is hang- 
ing fire pending the leasing of a site 
which Al Wohlman has secured. 
Wohlman may associate himself 
with Lopez In the cabaret venture. 
Lopez Is at Fox's 'pictures) Phila- 
delphia this week. 



NOTLCFJUSIC 
TRADE 



Public Shows Revived In- 
terest in Sheet Music 
and Disks 



The inut^ic businesa is back in 
full stride and tlie usual seasonal 
striking of the oplanlstic note this 
time takes on a more significant 
aspect tlwough the penulnent'ss of 
the successful outlook. As a mat- 
ter of fact things havt been look- 
ing up ever since summer. 'I'he 
Shai)iro-Bern.'3tein in.stance of aiiip- 
ping over 1,000.000 coi)io8 of sheet 
music In tlie month of August 
speaks for tlie conclusion that if 
the public is given the hit songs 
they will respond. Shapiro- Bern- 
stein happened to liav'f "Collegi- 
ate," "Pretty Puipy" and "Susie" 
and typical summer songs. Busi- 
ness w.as accordingly forlheomlnj;. 

All the music men report gooil 
business or with o|)tiinistic trade 
in the offing. 

The revival of putilic interest in 
the phonograph and phonograph 
records through tlie Victor and 
Brunswick's newly developed talk 
ing machines, the perfections be- 
ing in the nature of sound-box im- 
provements and electrical trans- 
missions, foretells a decided spurt 
in disk sales. 

The new machines will ■ entail 
new process reco.'dings and may 
necessitate re-recoidings of stand- 
ard songs by artists if they 



FOR MIGRATING. 



MUSICIANS 



Old Fashioned Disk 

Out-sells Modern 

The popularity of the new Colum- 
bia Phonograph Company's product, 
the Harmony disk retailing at 50 
cents as against the regular 75-cent 
Colunabia record, raises the question 
as to the merits of the old-fashioned 
horn recording as against the new 
electrical proces.s. 

The Harmony is "canned" in the 
old style; the Columbia electrically. 
That the Harmony is outselling the 
same numbers done on the higher 
priced record is explained chiefly not 
so much through the difference in 
price but th.at the horn process per- 
mits for a punchy rhythmic jfersion 
while the electrical process is better 
musically but lacking something the 
old style system still retains. 

Columbia dealers in the south have 
requested the Columbia not to put 
any price on the Harmony disks as 
they can get 75 cents for them retail 
because of their popularity and 
preference to the original brand. 



BIESE'S ALIHONT 

Chicago, Oct. t. 
Paul Biese, prominent bandsman 
who has had much matronumlal 
grief, is still squabbling with his 
ex-wife over alimony. Biese was 
pinched some months ago in Min- 
neapolis and was released on Ixiil 



if tbey are 
alive or a tran?mis»ion from a de- 
ceased artist's r°cording onto a 
new-process disk 

With sheet music and the disks 
looking upward, and the copyiight 
situation also optimistic through 
the patent committee's favorable 
attitude througliout. the music In- 
dustry Is frank In anticipating a 
new peak in business. 



Atwater K. Series Starts; 
Station After Features 



The A. Atwater Kent-flnaneed 
series of Sunday night concerts in- 
troducing a number of famous con- 
cert stars opened .Sunday night over 
the WIOAF chain with Reinald Wer- 
renrath as the premier atlraetlon. 
The American baritone song 11 
numbers. 

Toscha Seldel is slated for next 
Sunday and Mnie. Louise Homer 
the week after. These, along with 
the f<^lowlng, are p.ilil for by Kent, 
a prominent I'hiladi.-lphia r.'idio 
manufacturer, who takes this 
means of exploiting his piodurt al- 
ihou>;h obviously he cannot eount 
on any direct returns in view of 
the heavy expense. 



Union Pleads Ignorance 
of N. Y. Condition — 
. 10-Piece Band, $500 



The Anierioan Federation of Mi>* 
slcians in New York seemingly Is 
not functioning properly whether 
through ignorance of conditions or 
neglect In regul.itmg the minimtim 
wage scale thing amund town. Tlile 
condition has been a bjne in New 
York for some time. When the 
Fisk building headquarters of the 
A. F. M. were eonsulted for state- 
ments, as has i)een privlously re- 
ported, the alibi was that no must- 
<'ian has ever made a complaint aiUi 
that compl.aints shoul<l be welcomed 
for investigation. The union oftl- 
ci.-ils also w.'ixed righteously griev- 
ous that its members were hurtlnif 
themselves through this negllrence, 
If the Information Variety had were 
true. 

Tlie situ.illun in New York is so 
well known it hardly seems possible 
the A. F. M. is genuinely ignorant 
of it. They should be made aware 
therefore of the aspiring out-of- 
town muslrian who only sees New 
York because of its Broadway pres- 
tige and cut-rates the salaries 
much below the scale, gome of ttie 
orchestra hookers offering legitimate 
"names" find themselves greeted 
with information that 10-plece 
bands aic to he had for $500 to 
$600. 

It will not be before long that the 
band thing :n New York for cafee 
will be killed off to the extent noth- 
ing but "names ' or just very small 
combinations will obtain. Other 
bands know thty an do much bet- 
ter In the hinterL-ind in permanent 
locations or on dance tours and that 
seems to be the general trend Ju«t 
now. "^ 

Meantime the newcomer to New 
Yiirk Is disnossessing the nitlv* 
New Yorker from a job through un- 
derselling his services Why the 
union permits such c.ircless tran»* 
fer of u lion musicians from city 
is also a moot (luestion. New Yoria 
musi. laris seeking to connect out of 
town find themselves barred from 
invading a city for a j<ib because 
of union ruling locally, but it doesnt 
jeem to be the case the other way 
Ti round. 



with his promise to pay $100 a week^ '^'"'^- ""'' P-^yi^K for It as part of 
to the wife. Upon his return to 

thl»^8t«te he«petitioned the-.nw«<*»>f J'^'^' advertising accomj**, 
courts fT a reduction to $50 a week 



He won this point ti4*& «L.->. Biese 
has some strong idrjia mt Ae sub- 
ject and is still out to make the 
musician toe the mark. 



COLEMAN AT RICHMAN CLUB 

Kmil Coleman opens Tiiursiiay at 
the Riehman Ciub. The Trocadero. 
where Coleman has been a stand- 
ard, will not open this se.ason, the 
I-ldo n<ljtinct beint; the only room 
oper.'i ted. 

Coleman alPb performs for te.-i 
dances at 10 Kast 60th street, r\ 
new estaldishment. 



ROMANO PASSES TEST 

Irul Itoinaiio li.i.s (j.T"-! ,1 fii-, \'lc- 
tor iec<.irUmK K-st and lictouies an 
••xclusive Victor artist. Rom.'irio 
returns OctT 10 to tlio New Ken- 
tiiore liiit< I Albany. f(;r llie fe isoti 
'oaviug •■on .'It the liosvlainl li.il'- 
rotim, New Yo-k nil «'inim<r 



fJitroit, Oct. 6. 
The Buok-Cadillac station. WCX, 
Jointly operated by the Detroit 
"Free Press."" the B-C Hotel and 
he .lewett Radio A Phonograph 
Co., is going In for big radio fea- 
tures. Importing talent from New- 



its exploration on behalf of several 

The radio talent is conne<l from 
among the rankf^ of well known 
phonograph recording singers, nioii- 
ologists and ins'runient.'illfts. 



SUING FLO LEWIS FOR SONO 

Roy Turk, the song writer, is su- 
ing for $125 for a special song he 
wrote for Flo Lewis' vaudeville act 
entitled "Vamping M.-immas." 

Miss Lewis agrrcfi to pay $J00 for 
the nuint'fr, giving liim $75 down 
and promi.'-.ing to remit the balance 
after the first week of playing time 



MEL MORRIS' FLA. TRIP 

.MtKille .MoMi-j, I'jul U i..u ii. ill • 
orchestra booking ni;iiiai'<r, re- 
tuiTKil this week from a !''loi id i -ur- 
vey where he set a nuinber of I'aul 
Wlil i e ri i.u i un its . 



Kansas City, Oct. «. 
B. N. MIrskey, who has been dt> 
rectiuK the Newman' Concert Or- 
chestra, as Kiiest conductor, haa 
been euKiged permanently for th* 
position. 



MACK GORDON WRITING 

Maek Oordon, in collaboratloa 
with (Jeorge D. Wiest, has written 
two burlesque (Columbia) showa 
and two roads productions for Anton 
F. Scibilia, all of which are cur- 
rently touring. Cordon and Wiest 
did the book, lyrics and score, K. B. 
Marks publishing the music of all. 

The burles<iue shows are John Ck 
Jermon productions, Billy Arling»> 
ton's "fSoIden Crooks" and "The 
Fashion Revue." The Scibilla shows 
are titled "Fhishes of- the Creat 
White Way" and ••-W<.rl<f»of PTea8.f/>| 
ure." 



PUSSYFOOT JAZZ 

Chicago, Oct. 1. 

Katz aim His Kittens is the n.iine 
of a tiick band which the Iieii.son 
org.-inization Is bringing from I'.irls 
to oi>en at the Opera Club hero. 

Katz is an American who hae 
been In the French capital playing 
drums with Slecjiy Hall's biincli, 
K'atz originally had an oriliesfrft 
in Cincinnati. 



One is. .at the Vin- y i'.irl' Ic Ici 
.*^t. I'etei sliurg. for an (s |ii< < «. Imi 
openiriK IJoc, 31. 



HAGEN REJOINS MILIS 

.Milt Hagen, theatrical |>nMi is^ 
HonjrwiitM and playwrlj;l,t, has re- 
jolnej Jim k .Mills, Inc., as director 
of pul<li( ity .iinl .'Klveriislng. 

Il.ig' 11 first came to attention 
%< - lie i i cn i ni ii L' Irom l^dimd Si .i ufnrd 






I 'iii vcr.-^ily 10 iii.iii.i,,!; I.'iu i'.uiiole 
iiid Wilson .\cw Vork olli'< lor the 
.St i.<»a^t music firm. 



VARIETY 



MUSIC 



Wednesday, October 7. 192» 



I 



;EEDCONTRAa 
i^OR GERMANY 



lex Hyde Speaks of 
Conditions Over There 



Wiedoeft's Tribute 



An unusual departure for the 
New York Philharmonic Or- 
i-hoHirH i.s Its enK<'>senient pf 
Uudy WIedoeft, saxophone ho- 
lui.st, to appear with it in a 
sppcial concert of moili'rn 
conipoHitionf. Heretofore 
-strictly a jazz HoIoiHt, although 
of oxtraop<llnary order, the 
W'iedoeft attUiatlon with the 
Philhar^1oni(^ Is an excep- 
tional tribute. 

Wiedoeft is in hi8 second 
week at the Capitol theatre, 
N'c-w York, this week. 



4th National Conference 

Washington, Oct. 6. 

Secretary of Commerce Hoover 
has called his FotJrth National 
Hadio Conference to be held here 
In Washington beginning Monday. 
Nov. 9. at 10 A. M. 

Many reforms are to be suggested 
hy the Secretary. One, that is 
aimed to clear the saturation in 
broadcasting due to tl^ exhau.stion 
of wave channels, will^be that per- 
mits must be obtained In advance 
of construction of broadcasting 
stations. 

The entire discuhsion will be "en- 
tirely from the viewpoint of the 
public." 

The three preceding conferences 
were marked by Wrge attendance. 



MAX FINK 



IS REEASED 



Acquitted on Girl's 
Charge — Bail Allowed 



AU'.x Hyde, orchestra leader atul 

■ ither of Johnny Hyde, the Loew ^ 
oker and Victor Hyde, vaudeville 

iducer, has ju.st returned from 
■r a year in Germany with some 

itctical experience as to conditions 

road. Hyde, still very friendly to 

rmatly where he has left behind 

sub-band, is offering some infor- 
<ation as a mutual guide to .\nierl- 
in performers and German man- 
ners alike to help eliminate some 
ilflcuitles. 

Hyde states that a written contract 

. hould always be in the Ameritairs 

ocket before he leaves the ITnlted 

tates. If possible the performer 

■hould insist on a bond to cover the 

.^res because the Germans are na» 

urally partial to their own. Besides 

; costs too much to make it worth 

hiie for an American to sue abroad. 

Hyde's experience about his con- 
-act at so much monthly ''inclusive 

■ fares" was Interpreted over there 
. meaning that the salary paid In- 
"ded enough to cover the passipe 
iien the negotiations really meant 
:at "Inclusive of fares" should pro- 
le for extr.i funds to cover safn*. 

>n advice of counsel, Hyde finally 
.ompromlsed rather than sue. 

Hyde reports that politically and 
lirofessfonally the Germans are very 
.lartini to Ru.ssla. Soviet Russia 
iitd the Bolshevik element in Ger- 
nany which also dominates the 
T. A. L. (the theatrical organization 
International Artlsen Loge, Teu- 
onla) account for this friendly feel- 
ing. This Is proven through Ger- 
many countenancing open parades 
with red flags. Hyde states. 

There is a constant intercharpe of 
German and Russian talent and in- 
•emationally both nations are tend- 
ing to grow closer together. 

Don't Want •'Hot" Music 

Aside from that, in the matter of 
1«nce music, a "hot" band over there 
ivould starve. They do not take 
:o torrid syncopal Ion, preferring 
fine arrangements. * 

Hyde experien cd a funn\ on'- 
when Jazzing the classics. The 
critics raved at the fox-trot ver;;ions 
of "Faust," "Trovatore," et al. But 
as soon as their own native Wagner 
was Jazzed, they rai.^ed a hue and 
cry at the desecration of the mas- 
ter. 

It paralleU Lopez's ^xperience In j^^^ ^endls. the songwriter, has 
London when he played Gilbert an*^i,^,^,„^ ^ ^^^ impresario with the 
Sullivan 8 'Pinafore in fox-tro?] ^endis Blowing Bubble Orchestra, 

T,"!:. J .''J *"■""". '.'?'; «he name being derived from "I'm 

plained that the score was restricted | Forever Blowing Bubbles 



Wash. Critics' on Radio; 
Leonard Hall in No. 2 Spot 

Washington, Oct. 6. 
Two of the local dramatic critics 
are again back on the "air" via 
radio talks on the theatre. Leonard 
Hall of the "News" as a regular 
weekly feature from WRC and Jack 
Daly of the "Post" as' an occasional 
added /eature on the regular " Post' 
Night" broadcast each Monday 
from the same st/ttion. 



Johnson Overcome 



Houston, Tex.. Oct. 6. 

Max Fink, the most popular and 
highest salaried band leader in 
JJixie, haa been released und«r |5,000 
bail, after being in Jail since July 
16. when Myrtle Evans and Bessie 
Mae Scott. 14-year-oId girls, made 
serious charges against him and 
Lowers Johnson, a member of 
Fink's band. The offenses were al- 
leged to have occurred in Fink's 
rooms at the Milby hotel. 

The charges of both girls were 
tried separately. Fink was honor- 
ably acquitted on the count con- 
cerning the Evans girl. 

Judge Robinson, who presided at 
both trials, ordered the Scott girl's 
case presented before another Jury 
Immediately. The court kept the 
first verdict secret from the second 
Jury by locking them in a roonn be- 
fore the Evans case decision was 
made known. The same result was 
expected in the second trial, as the 
Evans case was much stronger, but 
the second Jury disagreed, though it 
was known k majority of the Jury- 
men stood for acquittal. 
"Frame" Alleged 

Fink's defense was that the girls 
, attempted to frame him and John- 
son, demanding (200. They thr»at- 
ened to claim assault unless the 
money was paid. 

In releasing Fink on ball the 
Judge ordered a change of venue, 
and if the Scott girl's charges are 
again tried, the case will be beard 
in Montgomery county. 

It is expected, however, the dis- 
trict attorney will recommend 
quashing the indictment, along with 
the charges pending against Johik- 
son. 

1^ 



DISK REVIEWS 

By ABEL 



Baltimore, Oct. 6. 

The Radio Show at the big Fifth 
Regiment Armory drew large 
crowds*^ throughout the week and 
greatly stimulated local interest in 
the ether sport. N'ightly attend- 
ance was around 15.000. 

Rarbays Johnson, "the wizard of 
r.-tdlo" collapsed on the stage fol- 
lowing his radio-metal heating 
Mtunt Wednesday evening. His in- 
dlsiK>Hltion was due to an excessive 
of radio-energy absorbed by his 
body. He was not seriously 
fected. 



JOE SMITH IN LONDON 



Sails From Montreal With Band 
Oct. 21 for Oafs ds Paris 



af- 



Jim Kendis* Band 



, , , . ... ,1- Blowing Bubble.")," which 

solely for stage productions and j Kendis authored. Vernle Foyer has 

booked the band Into the new Tri- 



Lopez was forced to eschew those 
numbers, his broadcasting first 
bringing It to attention. 

Hyde states that CJermany Is 
kindly disposed to American music. 
In fact, they were unusually courte- 
ous In that the critics did not review 
Hyde's Monday opening In the fol- 
lowing day's press but came back 
several times, treating with Hyde's 
music In the Sunday editions. The 
critics admitted in the public prints 
that because of the r.adical departure 
they were chary in il'TlditiK o^ii- \v;i\- 
or another and hence reviewed 
Hyde's stuff sevei.-il times. Hj ,le iii 
time earned the reputation of being 
the Paul Whltemin of German, hav- 
ing hia bust plac»^ in the •l'>i-esden 
Hail^ of Fame and being publlclly 
honored on i^everal occasions. 

Hyde states that politically Ger- 
many's attitude Is best summed up 
by the conclusion that of all her 
war enemies the masses hate Amer- 
ica the least. The nation regrets It 
did not deal amicably with America 
In bringing back gold instead of 
copper wares, figuring that the 
banking situation might have af- 
fected America's 'attitude in Joining 
the Allies. 



angle ballroom, Jamaica. 



L. I. 



! Bact)ii vSi l)a\- _ 

SILVER BELL 

BANJOS 

New Catalon — Just Out 

THE BACON BANJO CO. Inc 



RADIO EXPORTS MOUNTING 

Wajjhlngton, Octj 6. 

Radio exports continue to mount 
upwards. The electrical division of 
the Department of ijommerce re- 
ports that 512,317 pounds of radio 
apparatus left the United States In 
AHgu.st of this year. These had a 
value of $844,379. 

Adding this on to the preceding 
seven months of 1925 gives a prand 
total for the eight months of |5,- 
556,284. This Is an advance of 12- 
951.204 over shipments for the cor- 
re.spondlng period of 1924. " < 

■■■■•'■ ■■>i-' w,.... ,, . • /•— '^■■; 

RADIO TRIUMVIRATE 

Richard Rodgers, Herbert Fields 
and Lorena Hart, the triumvirate 
responsible for the songs and lyrics 
In the "Garrick Gaieties" and 
nearest Enemy," are slated for 
an hour from WOR on Oct. 15. 

Young Fields Is the son of Lew 
Fields. 



PONCE GIRLS' RECORDING 

riill I'once's dau^rhte^a, Klhel and 
Dorothea, have been slgiied to rec- 
ord for the ColumHa. Perfect, Ed- 
ison and other disks. 

The girl.% Just out of a seminary. 
passed the tests on their initial 
trial. 



GROTON. CONN 



THEATRE ORCH. RECORDING 

The Mark Strand orchestra makes 
ITW dehnr^B^a Columbia recording 
artist soon. 

Cortland Mark, son of Moe Mark 
I Mark Slr.>nd chain), heads the 
dance band. 



London, Oct. 6. 

Joseph Q. Smith's orchestra, 
which has been playing the past two 
years at the Mcunt Royal Hotel, 
Montreal, has been booked for an 
indefinite London engagement at 
the Cafe de Paris, the band sailing 
from Montreal Oct. 21. 

During his last trip to Canada 
the Prince of Wales sent for the 
Smith aggregation to dispense 
music for him ou several occasions 
and the prestige of thes^ "com- 
mand" appearances, coupled with the 
fact the Prince will be back in Lon- 
don when the band opens here, is 
count«d on by the cafe management. 



I MISS MY SWISS (Fox Trot)— 
Paul Whitaman and His Or- 
chestra 
KINKY KIDS PARADE— 8am»— 

Victor Ho. 19753 
MANHATTAN— Same 
THE FARMER TOOK ANOTHER 
LOAD AWAY! HAY! HAYI 
—Sams— Victor No. 19780 
I'M TIRED OF EVERYTHING 

BUT YOU— Same 
THE RHYTHM RAG— Sams— Vic- 
tor No. 19773 
Paul Whiteman during his stay 
In town has been "canning" pro- 
liflcally, catching up on his album 
for the new season. This sextet 
of numbers shows a wide versa- 
tility in the Whiteman tecnnlque. 

Taking the couplets Individually/ 
"Swiss" (Gilbert- Baer) and the 
"Kinky Kids' I'arade" (Kahn- 
Donaldson) Introduces some novel 
deep reed stuff In "Swiss" with 
Jack Sperzel (presumably) doing 
the dialect vocal chorus. The "kid" 
number is In msrtlal fox-trJt nr- 
rangement of unusual charm. The 
number is touted as the Am«rican 
"Parade of the Wooden Soldi* ra." 
"Manhattan" and the "li'armer" 
number discloses great trumpet solo 
work In "Manhattan" with vhich 
Is medleyed "Sentimental Me and 
Romantic You," both by Richard 
Rodgers-Lorenz Hart from the de- 
lightful "Garrick Gaieties." A vio- 
lin obbligato Is Instrumentally note- 
woittiy in the scoring is are the 
chimes and brass woric A fetching 
"Charleston" flavor Is fetttured in 
the arrangement. The "farmer'" 
song (Leslle-O'Flynn-Vlncent) la 
done in novelty bucolic style by the 
Whitemanltes, the song belnp pri- 
marily a ukulele vocal favorite, al- 
though lately catching on as a s'ng- 
Ing fox-trot. A vocal chorus is 
Included. 

The third couplet has Ish.im 
Jones' new crack dance tune, 
"Tired of Everything But You," 
distinguished by plenty of tliat 
likely Whiteman rhythm. The brass 
stuff Is great and the fancy sax 
"noodllng" (probably by Chester 
Hazlltt) distinguishes HaxUtt both 
as a virtuoso and dance re?d artist. 
Wlllard Roblson's "Rhythm 
Rag" Is a corker, snappy and 
rhythmic. The piano, brass and 
deep reeds stitnd out InstrumentallV. 
Wlllard Roblson, the composer Is 
one of Whlteman's "finds" picked 
up In St. Louis, where Roblson 
headed his Deep River orchestra. 
Roblson is now heading his own 
band at the new Rodeo Club (for- 
merly Wigwam) in New York and 
may eventually land on the Victor 
label on his own. 



further prolonged by polntlni' out 
that Sam Lanln has b?,-!! out of 
the Roselund for almost six ni(.j,th« 
and exclusively recording and cob. 
tiucUng the Ipana Troubadours c ■ 
the radio. The popularity of ths 
latter by the bye has Inspired del' 
mands from the picture ht.usw for 
bookings of the band under ths 
Ipuna name. 

To return to "Cecilia" 'and "M,ir. 
guerlte," Lanln shows some line 
dance rhythms in both. His basic 
brass and reed foundations, a little 
Lanln trick, do much to get over 
the consistently favorable impr^. 
sions. Lanin utilizes these sectioiiB 
to set the rhythm and goes in for 
any other modulations and trieics 
to supplant the rhythm than make 
the latter subservient and suffer in 
comparison to the fancy stuff. 



YOU FORGOT TO REMEMBER 
(Waltz) — Ross Gorman and His 
Earl Carroll Orchestra. 
OH! BOY, WHAT A GIRL (Fox)— 
Same — Columbia No. 435. 
The long band tlUe is explained by 
Ross Gorman heading the band with 
Earl Carroll's "Vanities," Carroll 
evidently Insisting on plugging his 
name in some manner, hence the 
awkward title. This is Gorman'i 
Initial release on an exclusive (Co- 
lumbia contract with his own band 
and his first recording since leav- 
ing Whiteman to organise this unit. 
The record clicks, but not in a 
manner up to expectations. For a 
debut effort, everything considering, 
one should not discount this coup- 
let. ^ but taking into consideration 
that Gorman includes in his per- 
sonnel such crack solo stars as 
"Miff" Mole. "Red" NMchoIs, Don 
Lindley and others, there is no ques- 
tion the standard will Improve with 
the next two or three releases. 



BARRETT BACK IN H. T. 

Hughie Barrett and his orches- 
tra opened Oct. & at the Hotel Com- 
modore, New York. This is Bar- i The 
rett's second season at thip Com- 
modore, having been there last 
season and returning for the spring 
ttf the Sagamore hotel, Rochester, 
because of prior contractual obliga- 
tions. 

This year Barrett remains in 
New York all season. He is plan- 
ning extensive phonograph work 
also. 



SOUSA AT JOILEI 

" x. jri.-.! ^» Chicago. Oct. tt ' 
*'jkiW6s Wlnr^eid "has booked 
Sousa's Band to play Joltet, III., 
Oct. 26 following the Auditorium, 
Chicago. 

It will be the first professional 
performance in the new high school 
auditorium, which seats 2,140, and 
will also b« the first road attrac- 
tion to play Jollet in three years. 



ISHAM JONES SAILS 

Isham Jones and his Brunswick 
recording orchestra sailed Saturday 
on thfe "Leviathan" to open for 
ei«;ht weeks at the Kit-Cat Club. 
London, Oct. 12. 

Pillowing the London engagement 
Jones goes to the new Davis Islands 
country club, Florida, for the win- 
ter season. 



^fllard Roblson, composer and 
protege of rain ■WUlteman now ai- 
recting the Deep River orchestra at 
the Rodeo, New York, has become 
an exclusive recording artist for 
Duo-Art piano rolls. 



COLLEGIATE (Fox Trot)— Carl 

Fenton's Orchestra 
SWEET GEORGIA BROWN— Same 
— Isham Jones' Orchestra — 
Brunswick No. 2913 

There Is a distinction to each 
Brunswiclif release that's impi-essive. 
The manner in which t^ie recording 
staff concentrates on each of the 
few artists (there are only about 
nine exclusive Brunswick dance 
bands against the other companies' 
30 to 50) Is most flattering to the 
recording artists and to the staff. 

The scoring and technical detJill 
Is paramount with the Brunswick. 
How well this Idea pans out is best 
Illustrated with this couplet. Carl 
Fenton as the trade knows is 
Walter Haenschen's "house" band, 
arranging is ever noteworthy 
and "Collegiate"* (Bonx-Jaffe) 
again proves it. The vocal stuff is 
also novelly worked in. 

"Sweet Georgia Brown" (Bernle- 
Casey-Pinkard) Is also dltferently 
treated by Isham Jones. The 
"Charleston" fox-trot has the brass 
stuff beaucoup "hot," the deep saxes 
also being novelly introduced. 



NOLA (Fox Trot)T— Moran and Fsld< 

kamp (Piano Duet). 
CLA8SICANA — Sams — Col mb'ta 
No. 434. 

This piano duo "cans" its stuff in 
dance tempo, serving a double pur- 
pose, either for instrumental novelty 
or dance. Their keybord proficiency 
is acknowledged by past perform- 
ances and their Columbia debut is 
ausplcions. 

The Felix Arndt "Nola" sells it- 
self on the title and "Classlcana" is 
Henry Lange's fox trot medic ar- 
rangement of familiar classics and 
equally worthy. 



YOU'RE IN WRONG WITH THE 
RIGHT BABY— Ailean Stanlty. 
WANT A LITTLE LOVIN'— Sam»- 
Victor No. 19767. 
With Alleen Stanley's return from 
London more of her Victor efforts 
win be welcomed. Miss Stanley Is 
always a iileasing disk comedienne 
and will re-establish herself with 
this couplet. The "baby" number is 
an indigo product and "Want t Lit- 
tle Lovln' " (Benny Davls-Karry 
Warren) Is of the same rag tempo.. 
Frank Banta's accompaniment is 
noteworthy. 



Trot) — Melody 
Same — Okeh No. 



CECILIA (Fox 

Sheiks 
MARGUERITE - 
40451 

These popula> song maidens have 
been, doae .weU Instrumentally by 
Sarti Lanln's 'Mel«dy Sheiks. Apro-»?|"- < 
pes of nothing, other than the con- 
sistency with which Lanln is click- 
ing on the minor labels, one won- 
ders why the Brunswick or Victor 
hasn't signed Lanin exclusively. 
His experience is wide and his de- 
livery sure, as Is attested by his 
past performances. The only pos- 
sible deduction in the past has been 
that I^anin's Roseland ballroom affil- 
iations did not suit the big com- 
panies who have ofttimes expressed 
an aversion to featuring dance hall 
bands because of the allegedly un- 
favorable clientele. This theory has 
been refuted from time to time 
through recording dance hall bands 
from lesser cities than New York 
getting on the major brands. 

It Is also strange to some how 
Howard Lanln, Sam's brother, com- 
paratively newer In the field, has 
gotten on the Victor, probably be- 
cause Howard Lanln happens t j be 
situated at the smarter Benjamin 
Pranklln Hotel, Phllad<>lphla. Inci- 
dentally, this is not Intended to bo 
disparaging to Howard Lanin, 
whose disk delivery is worthy, but 
to indicate there must be something 
in location. This argument can be 



PAL OF MY CRADLE DAYS— 

Frank Munn. 
EV'RYONE HOME IS ASKING 

FOR YOU — Same- — Brunswick 

No. 2922. 
Frank Munn tenors this popular 
couplet In superb style. The "mother 
song" and the "home" tollad are well 
paired off. the latter by the bye be- 
ing a departure in the style of home 
songs. It Is a new idea of the coun- 
try aspirant being a flop In the city 
and again evidences Gus Kahn's 
shrewd observation of homely ideas 
which he translates into popuia* 
song lyrics. 



ALONE AT LAST (Fox Trot)— Acs 
Brigods and His Virginians. 

I'M TIRED OF EVERYTHING BUT 
YOU— Sams— Columbia No. 426. 

Ace Brlgode and his Virginians 
from the Monte Carlo restaurant, 
New York, have a ripping dance 
couplet this month. "Alone-' At 
Last" (Kahn-Florlto) features some 
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MUSIC 



INSDE SIDFF 

On Music 



r Victor^rtc^loyilty Offer 

P X Victor representative maUe a surprlBing proposition recently to .i 
well Known novelty sonK writer offeirirg to "can" the writer's material 
mnd back them up on the diska with hit numbers, paying a one-cent 
royalty on all of the writer's numbers. THls would be a 25 per cent 
saving per disk for the Victor, paying three cents in total royalty as 
ucalnst the four cents now in force (two cents a side"). The lesser 
companies have been diing this right along taut that the powerful Victor 
ihould aUempt such economy is unusual. The Victor nt least is offering 
royalty proposition. Many of the best known writers have been 
foolishly competing with themselves by selling manuscripts to the small 
companies at 135 and »50 each. 

■ • 

There is considerable discussion among colored musicians as to who 
*i._ kiokoot in fha anal na oiirnot^Hts. It Is Claimed by many that 

nstrong. Incidentally Fletcher 



There is considerable discussion among colored musicians as to who 
ranks the highest in the east as cornetists. It is claimed by many that 
the best two are Joe Smith and Louis Armstrong. Incidentally Fletcher 
Henderson is a sax master while Coleman Hawkins is considered a slap- 
tone artw of unusual rank. Out In Chicago Joe Oliver, pioneer cor 
netist. has won international fame through teaching white muslciani 
.-' —M tr> >inv« tniicht T<><1 I.i-wist much of th«> latter's trick .stui 



,f.„ K^<^....„ig white musicians, 
much of the latter's trick .st^fl' 



netist, nao «"" '•"■^^ >"**•"••"• »"■■■■> '•■ 
He is said to have taught Ted Lewis 
with instruments. 

Oliver has had many offers to quit Chicago but he claims he can mak< 
more monj-y by remaining there. This also is true of Sammy Stewart. 
who has his o\#ii band in Chicago. i 

The General Phonograph Corp. (Okeh records) will release a disk de- 
8crll>ing the sinking of the S-51, the iU-fated submarine ramiiud and 
gunk less than two weeks ago off the coa^5t of Block Island. The Okcli 
concern hns found there is a definite demand for this type of record and 
Just recently put on the market a regulation disk with "The Wreck o- 
the Shenandoah" on one side and "The Rescue of the PN-0" on the other. 
Earlier this year it wa€ established that such incidents as the burying 
of Floyd Colllws in a Kentucky cave provlflod m;iterial for songs for 
which there was a consistent call in certain sections of the country. 

Bernie Addresses . Coolidga 
Ben Bernie has been radiocasting a new .song, "Thrifty Days."' Ben 
Is trying to dedicate it formally to President Cooliilge and he has written 
the Chief Executive for permission so to do. 

When Charles K. Harris opens his vaudeville act he will use old- 
fashioned song slides with him on tour, a request from the. bookers. 

Carl Fenton says the National Attractions is not booking his orchestra. 



CAFE'S "BREAK" 

U. 8. Padlocking Petition In Error 
V — Wrong Place Closed 



New Orleans, Oct. 6. 

The Little Club, recognized as 
the South's most palatial and 
8wa^:gc^ cabaret, rceeived the 
"l)reak" of its career in the pad- 
lock ruling which threatened to 
clo.se the place for all time. An 
error in the petition presented to 
the I'nlted States Court gave the 
address of the Little Club Incorrect- 
ly, describing the building at the 
corner, and as a consequence that 
structure is padlocked instead of 
the Little Club proper. 

The hetivily-carpeted, crystal- 
cbandellered, regally-brocaded 
Little is thanking its stars, its 
guests and everybody else for the 
lucky turn of events and will swing 
wide its unfettered doors for the 
winter season, Oct. 15. 



20 Weeks on Coast Now 
Set for N. A. Circuit 

With Jan. 1, the National Attrac- 
tions will have 20 playing weeks 
for traveling" orchestras set on the 
West Coast. Six are already op- 
crating and 14 other weeks com- 
prising some 22 more stand.s (in 
week and split weeks) must bo 
properly routined. 

By that time, the N. A. will have 
20 weeks in the East exclusive of 
some Midwest time. 

John Pelzer, formerly general 

munager of the old Rdison Pictures. 

Is organizing the Pacific routes 

with, J. A. SihuJicrg in charge of 

! that territory for bookings. 



BALLROOM CHANGflS HANDS 

Cleveland, Oct. 6. 

The Crystal Slipper ballroom has 
been taken over by a group of Ohio 
and eastern capitalists under a 10- 
year lease. 

Amos Boycr, now manage** of the 
Valley Dale and Stadium Ovals 
ballrooms at Columbus, O., heads 
the grou)). The Stadium Ovalx. 
now under construction, is to. bo 
linown also as the "Crystal Slipper." 
Other "Crystal Slipi)er.s ' are to be 
established in T-oledb. Cincinnati 
and Dayton. 

The group takes over the Cleve- 
land property at a $60,000 yearly 
rental announces the (.Jcorgc 
Hausheer Company. 



The Blackstone Hotel and the 
Drake Hotel, Chicago, both under 
the same managing ownership, have 
.adopted a less conservative policy 
*»ti -Unkr cafes. HencefortlT th* 
fafes will remain open an additional 
hour, the dancing session closing at 
2 a. m. instead of 1. Jack Chap- 
mans Orchestrn will return for its 
l^urth season at the Drake, while the 
Thatcher Orchestra will go Into the 
fflaekstnnp. 



CHARLES STRICKLAND 

Wrortor of liU Orrh<«tr» mt the 
inj ff '■••■drils nallroom. Is rontiim 
h(.i» ''inNlstrnt ixploltatlon on l>e- 
'"'l 1' Koblilns-EnKcl publicnllon«. 
*" n« hn^ In thp p.-jst at the I'all.sa.loH. 
„";"'^'"""' I'.irk tho |,R!.t stnmn.r 
nmi th.> I'nlr.ro Ivor on Itroi-Iwiv 
ani ':'"''kliiiif1 Ik rrcnlHrly feHliirini; 
"no It.,;,,!, asiiriK TIIK ItICi K«»ll{: 

"DREAMING OF TOMORROW" 

"LONESOME" 

"LOOK WHO'S HERE" 

"FRESHIE" 

fubltsned by 

Robbins-Engel, Inc. 

leM liroadwn;. N*w ¥«rfc CltT 



Balto's. Niiht Clubs 

Baltimore, Oct. 6. 

The supper club craze has hit this 
town hard. .Stuart VVhitmarsh got 
into it last season with The Tent," 
atop the Jiito Lye. This has b«cn 
i-epitched with more resplendent 
trappings over the rejuvenated 
Academy of Mu.sic and an even 
more intjm.ite . establishment, Km- 
Uiissy Club, will open within a lew 
vveeks by the same proprietor un- 
der the lobby of (he same house. 

Now comes a polka dotted an- 
nouiK'tment from the Hotel Belve- 
dere, announcing the "Polka Dot 
Uooni ' at that hostelry, while the 
addition to Lehnianns hall to house 
the Cafe Des Arts is nearing com- 
pletion. 



Why Not Harris? 

When the Royal Orchestra np- 
1 c'i'.rs at the Henais.sance Casino 
(Harlem) Oct. 6 under the manage- 
ment of Ben Bernie, all the tickets 
bearing the name Harris will not 
be honored at the door. 

This is a one-niuhl stand of the 
orc^entRaf Why (he taboo on the 
'^larr'r«'okcTi"hasn't beffr.arhnounceft 
to the public. 

The Benaissiince Casino in its 
engfiging of bands has gone out 
of its way to «et the best of white 
bands or at least tho.se with 
"nam»>s." 



Sermon on Comet 

Durins its stay at the Ct)tlon 
Club the club orchestra, which 
come to New York from St. I.,ouis, 
\%ill Inlroduie ;in original concep- 
tion of a (ieorKia colored ea)iip 
f meetinp. In this number, P.obliy 
'. Barrows. cortK'tlst, enaets the 
Iireaeher and does a whole sermon 
j on liis cornet, fe.-ituring the exhala- 
tions and shouting so familiar at 
tlio. Negro religious festivals. 



Reporters Now Have 
Cabaret Swindle Sheets 



One of the night clubs gets 
quite a play from newspaper- 
men who troop in after the 
dallies have "gone to bM." 
Kecently a story concerning 
the place nearly broke, the 
proprietor forestalling publi- 
cation by calling up sever.-il 
editors telling them he held 
$300 in weak checks and tabs 
charged to the scribes and 
threatening a strong squawk 
If the yarn was printed. 

That is the reason why sev- 
eral reporters a.ssigned to" 
Broadway are given a cafe 
expense account, running from ^ 
$75 to $100 weekly. 



Cop's Dance Hall Venture 
Results in Bankruptcy 

WasMngton, Oct. 6. 
William Kdward LawHO|i.*a mem - 
tier of the local police foret>, w«>nt 
into the dance hall business us a 
side line last spring ami sunk a 
considei-able sum in a dance hall 
at Arlington Beach near Washing- 
ton. The policeman -dance hall |>ro- 
lirletor ftfondny filed a petition with 
the District Supreme Court to be 
adjudged a bankrupt- He Is setting 
forth that he had not only lost his 
investment but incurred liabilities 
to the tune of $4,366.46 as well. 



DISK REVIEWS 



iConiin\ied from page 48) 

novelty stuff. In cluding an accor- 
dion .solo, string ensembles and a 
guitar specialty that dlstiii;;uishee 
an otherwise smart <l^y>ce number. 

"I'm Tiled of Everyhtin.t;" <lsham 
Jones) is eaually rhythmic and 
daneeable. 



I'M KNEE DEEP IN DAISIES (Fox 
Trot) — George Qlacn and His 
Music. 
HOT AIRE — Same — Victor No. 
19761. 
"Knee Deep" (Goodwin-Litlle- 
.A.^h-Shay) is best known around 
Chicago, where Paul Ash has done 
not a little in exploiting it. It's a 
rhythmic melody fox. which George 
Olsen handles nlftily. Olsen has 
also gone astray for the "hot" com- 
panion lumilier l)y Klnie>t Si^hoebel. 
producing in total a likely d.ince 
twain. 



Tobias is author of the latter nuni' 
ber, also. 



ESTUNOIANTINA (Waltz)— Mario 

Perry. • 
VERONA — Same — Brunswick No. 

2917. 

Mario Pcrrv is of P.iiil Whiti-man's 
dance i^ersonnel, l)Ut imllvidually a 
Brunswick artist. Perry plays more 
violin than aecor.Hon in the White- 
man organlz.'itlon. His ac:/ordlon 
couplet of Waldfeufel's Srianish 
waltz, "ICstudiantina" and Pietro's 
"Verona" is n disk novelty. Instru- 
mentnlly. It is excellent, the selec- 
tions being melodious and to popu- 
lar taste 



Hyde's Band 'Act 

A vaudeville novelty In band acts 
will bc'Herman Timberg's produc- 
tion of the new Alex Hyde vehicle 
which will employ two separate 
orchestra units on the stage. The 
act is known as "The Decision." 
A string ensemble of five and a 
jazz sextet will be on opposite sides 
of the rostrum to vie for public 
opinion as to the type of music de- 
sired as regards classical versus 
jazz. 

Alex Hyde has returned from 
abroad where for nearly two years 
he was the Paul Whiteman of 
Germany with his American dance 
orchestra. Hyde has not forsaken 
band activities over there entirely, 
a sub-unit of American jazzlsts 
under Arthur Georges' direction re- 
maining at the Lulu Palais (cab- 
aret) in Berlin. 

Hyde returned to America on his 
brother. Johnny's advice to reenter 
the American dance field in view 
of his extended slay abroad. 

Four principals, not musicians, 
in addition to Hyde and his mu- 
sicians will complete the cast of 
"The Decision." 



L. A. Imports Leader 

Los Angeles, Oct. 6. 

ITlderico Marcelli will close a 12- 
week en.uagement as musical con- 
ductor 4it the Metropolitan Oct. 1. 
.Marcelli has been conductor in all 
of the large California hous«.>H dur- 
ing the past eight years and for 
three years conducted the orchestra 
at Grauman's Egyptian in Holly- 
wood. 

Louis Forbcsteln \/\\o conducted 
at Newman's Kansas City, will suc- 
ceed Marcelli. It was ncces.sary to 
get the sanction of Joseph N. Weber, 
presidi'nt of the Musicians Fcdira- 
lion of America and the local musi- 
il.ins Union before Forbestein could 
he permitted to play at the local 
house. 



HERE .\ND THERE 



Joe White on Victor Diske 
Jo e VVl^ite, belter known as the 
.•Silver .Ma.sked Tenor on the radio, 
will "can " for the Victor disks 



Harry B\i.sh. one of the most pop- 
ular music men In San Fnin< isco 
.'in<'Pinr«»ti»«.past seven years a tUt- 
ture there, has hopped the Overland 
for Chicago. Harry will work out 
of the Villa Moret Chi office In the 
plugging of western song hits. 

.Mark Morris has been .Tppointed 
f<;iles manager of the Villa Moret 
Chicago oince. Joey Stool is pro- 
fessional manager. 



HONG KONG DREAM GIRL (Fox 
Trot) — Coon-Sandera Original 
Nighthawk Orchestra. 
WHO WOULDN'T LOVE YOU?— 
Same— Victor No. 19764. 

Excellent siraightaway fox trots 
well adapted for general use. Coon- 
Sanders have interestly arranged 
both npmber.?, the reeds shining 
particularly. Vocal choruses are in- 
cluded in both. Carlton A. Coon ind 
Joe L. 'S.inders doing a duet in 
"Hong Kong Dream Girl" and San- 
ders soloing In "Who Wouldn't Love 
You'.'" (Benny D.ivls-Joe Burke). 

"Hong Kong Dream Girl" has a 
"Madama Butterfly" Interlude for 
color, the couplet withal making for 
good d.'mce offerings. 

DEAR OLD BACKYARD DAYS— 

Billy Murray — Ed Smalle 
IT'S JUST THAT FEELING FOR 
HOME— Same— Victor No. 19748 

Homely boyhood and home themes, 
melodiously dressed up and smartly 
sold by the Murray-Smalle team. 
The piano accompaniment only is 
employed. 'Backyard Days" is a 
realistic lyric theme, and the "home" 
syinp.athy thesis is excellently por- 
trayed in the composition. 



THE PROMENADE WALK (Fox 
Trot) — Johnny Hamp's Ken- 
tucky Serenaders. 
CECILIA— Same — Victor No. 197M. 

Johnny Hamp'a Kentcky Serenad- 
ers bow into the Victor lists with 
this offering. The band Is well- 
known nationally, having played 
picture houses and vaudeville from 
coast to coast, this summer being 
situated at the fashionable West- 
chester- Blltniore Country Club In 
New York, and now switched to the 
Windy City in an equally smtirt sup- 
per I'lub. 

"The Promenade Walk" (Grey- 
Goodman- Hul)ens-Coots) Is from 
"Artists and Models." It has the 
brass and banjo outstanding with the 
traps also contributing more than 
the usual share. It is a rhythml.'ally 
d.inceable number, as is "Cecilia," 
smoothly played and yet distln- 
Kulshed by suitable Instrumental 
highlights without marring the 
tempo. 

Johnny Hamp's Kentucky Sere- 
naders at this rate should build a 
following for themselves before long. 



SAVE YOUR SORROW FOR TO- 
MORROW — Shannon Four 
TAKE ME BACK, MARGUERITE— 
Chas. Hart — Columbia No. 404 
Kxcellent quartet harmony Is pur- 
veyed as ever by the Shannon Four. 
The philosophy theme has an excel- 
letn swing and makes .1 good qu.'irtet 
number. The ".Vlarguerlfe" ballad, 
tenored by Charles Hart, is a lUtlng 
companion number. 



DEEP ELM (Fox Trot) — Louis 

Forbstein's Royal Syncopators 
TWILIGHT, THE STARS AND 
YOU— Same— Okeh No. 40379 
f.,oiiis Korljstoin from Kansas City 
has a "hot" assignment in "Deep 
Elm," by Wiilard Robison which Is 
an inifigo classic. Jlex Newman in- 
terpolal/>s a vAcal solo. The eom- 
panion piece is smoother In con- 
slrnction and rendithin, but eipiajly 
worthy for dance. 



Fred Hamm's Orchestra, after 
sumtneriii;; at the Uoseland Ball- 
room. (Jnialin, has rcttirne<l to I'Ib'in, 
111., whrrr> they have resumed their 
broadcasting for Chark's Erbsleln's 
WTAS sliition. 



Ralph Foofe and Orchestr.i have 
■gone into Brown's Club at Frerieb 
Lick. Ind. 



W.IZ Is brondc;isting Hugo Rics«n- 
f eld's .Sunday morning ( 12 ;^30ji^m.) 
concerts from the Blvoll th<»ntre 
New York. 



I WANT A LOVABLE BABY (Fox 
Trot) — Clover Gardens Orches- 
tra 
GIVE US THE CHARLESTON— 
Sarpe — Columbia No. 412 
Both .'ire production songs from 
Ge(j<-ge White's "Siandala" (Hanlcy) 
atid good dance numbers as done by 
W. C. Polla's Clover (Jardens band. 
Polla, a well-known arranger, gen- 
erally nianages to insert a distinct- 
ive Icnnek all his own Into the score, 
and <|enionsIrates this touch here. 
"Lovable Baby" is the outstanding 
number fro»n the show, but "Qiig^X^n- 
j»tft\ also perinli»."nfei;; *fbme.,nie»; 

emmets. ' "♦■ "" 

WbNDERING (Waltz)— Jack Still- 
man's Irchcatra 
THE MELODY THAT MADE YOU 
MINE— Polla's Clover Gardens 
Orch. — Edison No. 51569 
A sonibing w.ilfz coiir)lef The 
Stilli»)an banr) does well by Kalmer- 
Uiiby's "Wondering," and, as Is only 
natural, Polla has "canned" bis own 
waltz, ".Melody," In ultra style, 
.lames Doherty also sings a chorus. 

STOP FLIRTING (Fox Trot)— Jo- 
s«ph Knecht's Waldorf-Astoria 

Orchestra 
I WONDER WHERE WE'VE MET 
BEFORE — Same— Edison' Nc. 
51579 

Joe Knectil's orrliesira, alias the 
Silvcrtown Cord hand of r.iflio farije. 
makes Its dehut on the Kdison lahel. 
although a m w Virtor afflllntlon will 
feature the Sjlvert<iwn name .solely 
The distinctive Knecht rhythm l" 
outstanding lu thia coupleL ThiL 
nunibers aiy nllr.i danii-able and 
tieaJily scored. Knechl with Chart's 



ISN'T SHE THE SWEETEST 

THING?— Nick Lucas. 
BY THE LIGHT OF THE STARS— 
Same — Brunawick No. 2906. 
Nick Lucas, "the crooning trouba- 
dour," does his stuff pretty on this 
release. Lucas is an expert song 
salesman, his guitar accompanloicnt 
making for a novelty musical back- 
ground. Lucas' following has been 
growing apace and when he connects 
with the production for which -he Is 
slated this month, the soloist will b« 
spotted properly for genuine exploi- 
tation. In the past Lucas has been 
breaking up his routine with picture 
houses, radio and cabarets. 

BE80S DE NOCHE (Fox Trot)— 

The Castillians. 
MARINA (Danzon) — AI<iTtKo Orches* 

tra— Vocalion No. 15071. 
ELEONOR— The Castilliant. 
EL SOL (Danzon) — Alonzo Orch««> 

tra— Vocalion No, 15072. 
Spanish recordings. The Cartll- 
lianaii on e<ach record go in for fox 
trots) the band being under Ixiuls 
tCatzman's direction and a staple 
Vocalion attraction of long stand- 
ing. 

The Alonzo orchestra. In contrast, 
offers native danzuns or Cuban 
music of rare distinction, featuring 
Alonzo's violin solo work In the In- 
trumentatlon. 

Alonzo Is a nom-de-dlsk for Enrlo 
Madreguera, a concert violinist, who 
thus preserves his own name for the 
concert platform. In the line of 
Spanish recordings, these number* 
are extraordinary. 



MILENBERG JOYS (Fox Trot)-. 

Ted Lewis and His Band. 
TIN ROOF BLU^a— Same^i-Colum* 

bia No. 439. 

Ted Lewis has a "dirty ' and "low- 
down" Jazz couplet on the tapis this 
month. Thay are rags of extraor- 
dinary quality, emanating from the 
Melrose Bros, music catalog in Chi- 
cago, which has produced some 
novelty rags of late, thus putting 
this Jlrrn on the map with this type 
of dance number. "Mllenberg Joys" 
< Boppolo-.Mares-Morton) and '"Tin 
Roof Blues' (Koppolo) features 
some wicked "blue" arrangements, 
which permit excellent solo o«>nor- 
( unities for the trumpet, clarinet and 
trombone. 

It's a pip of a dance record. 



The, Human Broadcasting Station 



B. B. B 



At Station F.U.N. | 

n«inc Km tared an 

"Broadway'! Neweit Sensation" 

at tSte 

Korkwrll Trrrnro In "Mlw Melody" — 

It7 Kam Waril. I>«iir«<ii hy Tom Mlp, 

MlHc<<l hy .Iw Ward 

My FlrNt KKVI'K KnaMarmrnt* 

«»r-OKliLK WHITK. rifiuw Notice 

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l>r<Nif i»f i|iirtltt3'. 

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VARIETY 



MUSIC 



Wednesday, October 7. I925 



• 1 



BAND and ORCHESTRA REVIEWS 



-JACKIE TAYLOR »n4 «* 
CHE8TRA (10) 



rchestra 



Ru« d« la P«ix, New York 

Jackie Taylor and hia or 
are nof new to the Hue de la Paix. 
The past summer when with B<'e 
Palmer, the >oom irmalnetJ open for 
a brief time tiecausp of a disastrous 
hot spell. 

Taylor, doublinK with the "Cap- 
tain Jinks" show, is delivering well 
In both the musical comedy and In 
the cafe. For a comparative new- 
comer to New Vorl«, Taylor has 
taken his place on Broadway with 
notable precision. 

The violinLst-conductor flr.st came 
to New York last December as fea- 
tured violinist with Vincent Rose's 
California Orchestra, opening at the 
Rltz-Carlton hotel. Taylor then 
stepped out on his own and has 
gathered about him a good combina- 
tion with several veterans from 
other bands like Charles Rocco, the 
trumpet player, formerly with Ray 
Miller; Maurice niack. bas.o, for- 
merly with Eddie Elkins; Leslie 
Sheriff, banjolst, formerly with 
George Olsen. and others. With a 
strong nucleous the Taylor organi- 
sation has been built up most effec- 
tively. 

In a cafe, Taylor is perfectly at 
home, stepping about and augment- 
ing his fiddle playing with interest- 
ing business of his own. 

The sax section comprising Joseph 
Dubin, Coleman Myers and Jim Duff, 
is excellent. Mark Pascoe, trom- 
bone: Fred Smalls, piano, and Saul 
Nathanson, drums, complete the 



.^er.:immel. Smallt* and Dubin are 
also the arranging staff. 

Taylor has a good dance organi- 
zation, lie is spotted right in town 
at a smart swpper place' and in a 
successful musical corned. . With 
this exploitation, Taylur should com- 
mercialize himself |urlher on the 
disks, his New York public present- 
ing a worth-while field for catering 
to. Abel. 



ABE LYMAN'S ORCHESTRA (12). 
College Inn, Chicago. 

Cliicago, Oct. 3. 

Lyman came into town a fort- 
niKht ago to the accompaniment 
of much t>allyhooing and fanfare. 
He started off big and had a groat 
flrst week but there has been a 
slump. Lyman has a trick band 
and of that calibre it is easily one 
of the best. Put for. dancing he 
does not figure «o forte ,and this 
circumstance is emphasized by a 
peculiar and annoying habit he has 
of going from a "hot" Charleston 
into a placid ultra-muted fox irot. 
Many pexiple leave the floor rather 
than wrestle with this sudden and 
confusing change of tempo. 

The dinner trade is still good and 
probably will continue as such. 
First, because the Sherman cellar 
is famous and always geis a cer- 
tain amount of transient play, and 
.second because Lyman listens good. 

In place of the usual iuba thei-e 
is a bass violin and the booming 
twang of this instrument adds 
much to the body of the music 
Lyman is down front with the 
drums, but there is nothing sensa- 
tional about Abe's drumming. Many 
people will probably admire him 
more as a business man than a 
musician. The boys are plenty 



"hot" when they are in good form 
and the braaa in particular U 
strong. However, It is scarcely 
likely that the band will ever be 
as popular as Isham Jones. But 
Lyman is a "name," too, and has 
the happy faculty of getting himself 
talked about. Loop. 



LEADING ORCHESTRAS 



I IRVING AARONSON 



AND HIS 
COMMANDERS 

Second SrcKon with 

KI.RIB JANI.<i- "VV/.ZI.JSS OF l»29 

Brown'* Theatre, l,oiiliivlllr, Kf. 



ACE BRIGODE 



and His 14 Virginians 

■iclitaive Manac»innit Joseph FrledniMa 

245 West Slat Street, N. Y. 

l*honr flrrl^ 1730 

BRCOND SKAffON ON BROADWAY 

SUll at MONTE (ARLO RK.>iTAl KANT. 

OlNt 8t, * B'wkjr. N. Y. C. 



WILBUR DE PARIS 



AND HIS 

Cotton Pickers 

"PICKIN' COTTON" 

Playing Dance Tour 

Dlr««tlo« JACK FIORI.. 1800 B'war M.T. 



FOR DETROIT 
IPS 



JEAN GOLDKETTE! 



Orchestra 

?l«tor Rrcordlns Artist* 



MAL HALLETT 



and his 
Versatile Entertaining Band 

Permanent address, Box 612, 

Lawrence, Mass. 

"TOURING NEW ENGLAND" 

Management: Charles Shriebman 



-«? ., fA 



FLETCHE R HENDERSON 

AND HIS 
Roseland Orchestra 

COLIMUIA KKIOKO AKTI^T» 

AT ROSELAND BALLROOM 
Broadway and 51 st St., N. Y. C. 



RAY WALKER'S 



RADIOLIANS 

On ■ Much Needed Vacation 

Representative, Hnrry Pearl 

1607 B'WAY, New YORK CITY -l i.n. 



DAVE HARMAN 



AND ORCHESTRA 

DANCRLAND, rUILADRLPHIA 
PemuineBl addrpM; WilllaDUpart. tu. 



Original Indiana 5 



Record and Radio Artists 

New Playing Cinderella Ballroom 

tath 8tr«^ and Broadway Nrw York 

TOMMY MORTON. Maanser 

Phonr Rirhnond HtU Sil* Sterling Mtt 



The Original Mempbis 5 



Direction BERNIE FOYER 
1674 Broadway, New York 



DAN GREGORY 



AND HIS 

Victor Recording Orchestra 

Enroute to Coast 
Dane* Tour* 
TTradquarler* 

1101 North 16th Street 
HARRISBURG, PA. 



MILTON SLOSSER! 



Premier Organist 

MISSOURI THEATRE 
St. Louis, Mo. 



I CHARElt-STRftlfiHT ! 



AND III.S 

Rendezvous Orchestra 

Rrndecvous Cafr, ChtriiKo, III. 

Al»o Jack Johnstone and Ills Samovar 
Orchratra, (A Cliarley Straight Unit). 



MR. AL TUCKER 



SIQ MEYER'S ORCHESTRA (10) 
and AL LEHMAS' ORCHESTRA 

White City Ballrooms, Chicago. 

Chicago, Oct. 1. 

There are places to dance In this 
and other towns that have two 
bands alternaUng. but White City 
is probably unl<iue In having under 
one roof and for one aWmlsslon two 
distinct ballrooms, each with a band 
playing a definite type of music and 
drawing a deflnlte claas of steppers. 
. One of the ballrooms Is "nice." 
There the watts and the modest fox 
trot are glorified. The older, mar- 
ried generation Is found here. Cross 
over a few steps Into the other ball- 
room and the music is like a blast 
from a furnace as full of "socle" as 
the other -nusic is soft and genteel. 
A more Ideal arrangement for plea.<»- 
ing everyone could hardly be de- 
vised. 

Slg Meyer and his White City 
Orchestra are the hot bunch. They 
have recently been chosen as the 
band best fitted to play for the finals 
in the city-wide "Charle«ton" con- 
test soon to be i»eld at the Coliseum. 
It is a sheik and sheikess sSement 
Mr. Meyer and his lads appeal to. 
They use ;.trictly hotsy-totay num-' 
bers and nothing but The brass 
comes out strong and gets stronger 
as the evening progresses. There 
is about the usual instrumentation,' 
tuba, three saxophones, trombone, 
cornet, drums, banjo, piano, violin. 
They are arranged in a shell on the 
side with the banjo hidden behind 
the saxes. 

While the clerks and stenogs do 
their stuff their parents in the next 
room dance to Al Lehmas' and his 
Royal Poinciana orchestra, 'n this 
ballroom your mother and my 
mother are quite safe from the jazz 
menace. Mr. Lehmas conducts his 
band with decorum and restraint. 
They are perched high up in a bal- 
cony and while their music is 
spirited it is a classic gayety such 
as would be eminently proper in the 
dining room of a residential hotel. 
Lehmas has one more violin and one 
less sax than his neighbor. 

Lehmas and Meyer have been at 
White City for the past two season.s, 
each specializing in his own type 
of music and each evidently cre- 
ating a following. That Trianon Is 
but a 'ew blocks away seems to 
mean nothing to the White City 
ballrooms as both were just about 
capacity en the evening the pl.Tce 
was "covered." Ifai. 



NIGHT LIFE OF THE WORLD 



aa« hU 



SOCIETY ORCHESTRA 

iCeith-Orpheum Circuits 

Ulrft'tiQS Krniartl Iturke 



THE ORIGINAL 



*r^^ 



With WRNT stated to broadcast 
•Robin Hood" test night- (tuesdKy). 
M. Witarvark & Hoos, music pul>ll'«li- 
.ers, nn^fitHl ■«*« '*Rn<Jlp' News" sta- 
troh It w<>UI<t do 80 St ItNpwn peril. 
Bincif the etheHzim^ ' dr iw» ' entire 
operetta Is not permitted under any 
licensing arrangement. t 



Broadway I Cntertaioers 

now 'A'\th 

' *\^rttsl» fth#'M<»<l^is" C«i 
Alvin, Pittsburgh 



BURLESQUE ROUTES 

(Continued from page 18) 

Wine, Woman and Song — Gayety. 
I\;insas City. 

Williams, Mollis — Gayety» Roches- 
ter. 

JffUTUAL CISCUIT 

Band Rox Revue — Lyric, Newark. 

Chic Chic — Trocadero, Philadel- 
•plila. 

Cunningham, E., and Gang — Gni- 
pre.-^.s, Cincinnati. 

French Model* — L. O. 

Giggles — Corinthian, Rochester. 

Girlie Girls — Savoy, Atlantic City. 

Happy Hours — Ciayety, Baltimore. 

Hey Ho— 12 Allentown; 13 Colum- 
bia; 1-4 Williamsport; 15 Sunbury; 
16-17 Reading, Pa. 

Hollywood Scandals — Maje.stlc. 
Jcr.scy City. 

Hotsy Totsy — Gayety, Wllkes- 
Barre. 

Hurry Up — Empire. Cleveland. 

Innocent Maids — Broadway, In- 
(ILin.'tpolis. 

Jackson, E., and Friend* — Oarrick, 
DoM .Mo in OS. 

Ja« Time Revue — Oayety. Minne- 

rv^ahwy Kids— Strand, Toronto. 

Kudlin' Kuties — Miles - Royal. 
Akrcin. 

Laffin' Thru— Hudson, Union Ilil!. 

La Mont, Jack^-'tJayeiy. Milwau- 
l;o.v 

Make It Peppy— Oarlon. Buffalo. 
Moonlight Maids — Gaiety, .Scrjin- 
ton 

Naughty Nifties — Gayety, Loui.s- 

\ illn. 

Night Hawks— P^irk, Rrie. 

Pleasure— (i.irrick, -St. I.k)u1s. 

Red Hot— L. O. 

Round the Town— Howard. Boston 

Smrles and Kisses — Mutunl-Em- 
pri'sfl. Knnsa.l City 

Speedy Girls -Gayety, Brooklyn. 

Speedy Stepper*— Mutual. W.ish- 

iil:;fiiti. 

step Along -Olympic, New York 

Step Lively Girls — Aradomy. pifts- 
l.iii«h. 

Stolen Sweet* — CadUUc. Detroit. 

Sugar Babies— Kminesx, St. P.xi! 

Tempters— tl Yorit: \S Lan-Ja-itrtr: 
14 Alt(K»na, Ptv; IS CutnbeDnnrt, Mrf 



H: Uplgntvwo. Pa^.iT. W(vthji8U^|tt i„^k4ng u.«, Kinht^wuh. 
Whirl of Girls— s4l'^l^,f^^',^TvA**»'• ' -■ ^'*'*^ '^•«*'» Hang-ou 



Whiz Bang Revue— Palace. Tren- 
tou. 



(Continued from page 5) 
there frequently of late. I see a 
few of the old faces and we try to 
pucker up a semblance of the old 
'emotions — but we know were just 
G. A. R. loophounds, trying to 
make ourselves believe we're still 
hemes, drinking over the old high- 
balls and stirring about in the cold 
ashes of the old nights and fights 
and pep and step and drinks and 
clinks and laugh and chaff and 
life and love. 

Ike Bloom la still th£re — he ha« 
moved downtown. Most perfect of 
all landlords, his name has gone 
around the globe. He is now up- 
stairs, above where the old Union 
used to be (of sainted memory!) 
and above the Garrick Inn, which 
was a theatrical catacomb. Ike 
runs the Deauvllle, snd with him 
Is Sam, his brother, who has al- 
ways been with him. No true 
American would pass through Chi- 
cago) without dropping in on Ike 
and Sam, and the old guard of the 
remaining regulars still climb one 
flight and spend ten dollars. He 
has a show and it Is very nice and 
he is hospitable to the limit — with 
those he knows: anylwdy he 
doesn't know doe.xn't deserve hos- 
pitality. 

Mike Pritzel has the Friar's, 
where George Silver went broke 
after he was chased off the Rtalto. 
Mike still can pick talent. His 
floor workers are the cream. Flo 
Henry and Lillian Bernard star 
where Ollda and Bee once shone. 
Colosimo's has never been the 
same since "Big Jim" was knocked 
off. and is less so since Roy Jones 
was deposed there. Bloom's old 
p-relberg's Is now the Frolic, re- 
constructed and redecorated out of 
all semblance to the historic old 
resort, but blatantly prosperous 
with big shows anG flash. 

Kelly's Hole-in-the-Wall. 

Bert Kelly has a novelty hole-ln- 
ihe-wall under the old Rush street 
l)ridf:;e and does well, as he keeps 
hlmnelf talked attout. He was the 
first orchestra leader to get a 
"name" in Chi, at the Inception of 
the saxophone era He ran the 
first famed •■oarthouse, too, the 
House that Jack Built. 

Of course, the College Inn and 
the magnificent Balloon Cafe of 
the Congress get a dignified play, 
with excellent orrhestra, cuisine 
and tux society: then there is the 
CrlUon, Chicago's- most beautiful, 
downtown; with business light be- 
cause of no apirltp or spirit: and 
tlie Silver Slipper, a loop place. 
tiny: the Tent, oif the North Side, 
■mismanaged from the start, with a 
.xpotty career; the Rendezvous. 
keeping out of the red through 
the following of Charley Straight's 
tiptop band: the Montmartre. once 
the famous Green Mill (then run by 
Chamales and Patrlcola. where 
such stars as FrL^co. Benny Davis. 
Martinez and Randall and more 
turned out),v now a sleepy soft- 
drink honky tonk: and the Rainbo 
f'.anlons. a big. noisy, all-night 
lil.T>e nearby_ which wasn't there 
when Chicago was Chicago, but 
which comes ps ntfir resembling It 
as any. 

Most of the places now clo.«<e at 
rme o'clock (think of it!) or two: 
some play as long as the patrons 
can keep awake and huylnR. 

Of course, there are spcak-easies 
here and there, mostly on the dark 
siile streets of the outlying regions 
—not hke they are about Times 
.sijuare — depending; mostly on clieap 
neighborhood support, surreptitious, 
(li nf;y, devoid of life or lights or 
wine, women or sons — just booze. 
,111(1 most of It rotten,,, the price 
flnctu.-iting with"thp crtndVi*»Ms anil 
locations. There is plenty of boot- 
leggini?. hut its results are not 
"social." 

The bl,icl<-,in(l-tans, also a 
Chicago invention (of wliirh the 
town needn't be proud) were a 
furious novelty for years, contlnu- 
iiiij after i>rohll)ltion. But they 
t'lrneJ roti«li — too roui;h even for 
tlio.se^seekini,' hinh-power and liit;h- 
iidor thrills. 

The ros;ulars in Chieaqro know 
that It Isn't wi.^e or safe to take 
I wfiite woman into even the best 
of these hybi'iij roi.-^tcries. The 
colored elentent 'around them, which 
.ire no credit to their own race, 
li.ive become too accustomed to 
white slKht-.secis .and kick-seekers 
.to discriminate, and th^-y push the 
I'ifteenth Anien.lhifMU so much the 
h.irder because both colors mingle 



out 

Now and thcii an old-tinier or a 
n.'w-comer gets llio Inspired idea 



that a real, hearty, hoapituble «od 
peppy drop-in for the hanjfm of 
locals and visiting yokels w^o 
don't have to g*t up for breakfajt 
would pay; and tfrey are starts 
sporadically and they are klllM 
methodically. 

It takes time for such a place la 
become a rendezvous, and time is 
what the proprietors fail to con- 
sider In making up their budgets 
Such places must create and nurs^ 
traditions. They must eatablUh 
themselves as habits before th»y 
can count on a steady flow of 
worth-while guests. In these dayg 
when the cafe business is eitjier 
a matter of peddling ham-and or 
beating the padlock, this is a prob. 
lem. The best of cheer, these day*, 
cannot be advertised— anyway, not 
In Chicago; it certainly can be in 
New York. 

Chicagoans who oome to Broad, 
way gape aghast at the liberty they 
find there. Chicago, which for dec- 
ades flaunted its sneers at shut- 
down hours, Sunday closing, un- 
escorted women prohibition, and the 
rest of the handles that the re- 
formers clung to, is today a prudish, 
scared town which takes the Vol- 
stead act seriously and pussyfoots 
its infractions as though selling 
booze were illegal. 

The enforcement act (New York 
State killed the one It had) is 
drastic, with search-and-seizura 
and amasing liberties for the police, 
so every city copper is an anti- 
liquor agent and a snooper and 
sniffer. 

The Mayor Is an Incorruptible, 
wet by sentiment but bone-dry by 
application, and he means it. • He 
put it up to Chicago, Chicago said 
it wanted the amendment enforced, 
and Bin Dever Is giving them what 
they said they wanted. 

The egregious prosperity and 
progress of the city seem to have 
tightened rather than loosened the 
elastics of frivolity. 

Big business cries out for im- 
maculate respectability. And the 
town, real estate mad, building 
crazy, money hypnotized, is follow- 
ing the orders of its industrial and 
financial captains. 

Prohibition gags don't get guf- 
faws at the Palace, Cihlcago, like 
they do at the Palace, New York. 
New Spirit Revealed 

The people are inherently more 
law-abiding today than most towns, 
whereas » few years back they 
were constitutionally wild, resentful 
of anything that curbed personal 
liberty, amu-sement hungry. Th» 
new spirit is revealed every minute 
and everywhere in the daylife as 
well as the nightlife. It isn't my 
old Chi, ht all — it is like a swollen 
Sandusky, a big, smug, pot-bellied 
county seat, except that it Has 
Cadillacs and Pierce Arrows around 
the square instead of Fords. 

The visitors, the professionals, 
the few surviving good-old-souls of 
the dear departed nights, huddl« 
about after midnight, feeling guilty 
and hang-dog and out of place and 
out of order. 

They drift into Lindy'a. a delica- 
tessen store, and eat corne<l beef 
sandwiches wifh dill pickles. «sk 
each other questions and drink 
near-beer tor a sensation. The 
whole town has a near-beer and 
corned beef flavor. 

They go to Ike nioonrs becauw 
they lii<e him, tiiey drift "out South" 
now and then becjiuse it i.-i a <"'""" 
tom which cannot seep away in cue 
generation, they try out a nc^ 
place to see what it's like — -i"'' 
having fc.»eo-..,tiie»v-dyi>'t come lia.ck 
again.. -'■-'"-«. laiAASw 

They wander like sluiul.- .T < 
graveyard. dejected. cons .eni c - 
stricken .and di.sconsolate. 

It isn't a pretty picture "f '•"■* 
town I love and the iooj) 1 i'' • •-'' 
— to which, as the inciiniii •'^n'J 
wife tosses tli.o'.iijrii her tc. tli. 
fjave my best years. 

Klat-partie.s and .studio- ■.•' \ ■I' 
are praci lc»»lly unknown out \^' ''"''• 
There is litt'.e of that tyve oi' : ct- 
tl^K-to^;ethe^. ChL-a-^o was stri t V 
a "let's go out" town; now i - •''' 
most a« strictly a "stay-in" I'Hi-.; 

Yea, the times and the ■ h n. "' 
have cleaned up Chica;.; > 

It is a tr.iiredv. 

I,v roiiTh 



Chicago was setti' r1 
and hardy pioneers: but p.'i'' "•* 
mercliani.M and axe-fa'cd iet"'Hii:> ' • 
have settled it now. 

IjOop re.il oat a to is a bciici in- 
veatmont th.\n e ver. C<>fiic I 



Is a more. «tal lie pr«dtj<'f li 

whi.';ky. But who cii 
stalUe? 



Wednesday October 7, 1925 



CABARETS 



VARIETY 



51 



CABARET REVIEWS 



[ RUEDELAPAIX 

I Under the now Hakc-r-Lefkowltz 

■-—anagemont (Phil Baker is suld to 
have bought In on the cafe to the 

■:^tent of »13,000), this West 54tth 
Btreet night place has a golden op- 
Doptunlty to click. Its chance to 

-miUte a play for show people, and 
in that wise attract big business, 
which always follows where the 

f theatrical element goes, is all the 

* more opportune. Between ^aHf r, 
Aileen Stanley and the Jackie Tay- 

!. lor orchestra, much can be accom- 

' olUhed. 

For one thing the Rue's man- 
agement may or may not know 
of the handicap it faces because of 
the former Lew Leslie faux pas on 

'Insisting on the dress suit gag 
(Leslie, when he ran It last spring 
pulled the funny stunt of turning 
away Informally dressed visitors 
on* himself appearing on the pre- 
miere night in a sack suit). A3 
it Is, the opening night (Thursday) 
the Rue insisted that the working 
newspaper™*'" drag out the boiled 
shirt and won a few peeves from 
Bugs Baer, Walter Winchell and 
others who have really, given Baker 
and the Rue a flock of genuine pub- 
llclt)^ Thrr other p.a.'s present as 
guests of the Rue's p.a. dead-head- 
ed their way and may have bpen 
decorative but would get nothing 
for the cafe. 

It so happened that Baer, Win- 
chell with Mickey Walker, Jack 
Kearns and a f^-w others breezed in 
and had a nice time in their work- 
ing clothes In an inconspicuous 
corner. All of this Is recounted to 
prove how the dre.ss suit thing can 
be worked the wrong way. It re- 
minds of Jack Lait's experience In 
hopping over from the King Fea- 
tures office for a few minutes at 
the Rue and being stalled because 
of the absence of formality. Jack, 
80 It happened, was only prompted 
that night to drop in as a courtesy 
to Isham Jones to give him a page 
of publicity with a circulation only 
of 10,000,000 readers in the Hearst 
papers. However, the dress thing 
was cold after the opening. 

The Rue as is, without much 
redecoration since its closing with 
Bee Palmer in the summer, is a 
nice room for any man's town. It 
has capacity and that capacity on 
the week end if filled should go a 
long way to pay off. 

Baker is a glib and suave master 
of ceremonies for a smart night 
place, not working too "fresh" but 
capable of waxing "wise" as oc- 
casion demands, particularly If the 
theatrical population ensues. He is 

• doing no gag atutt as there's the 
matter of his prohibiting Shubert 
contract. 

Aileen Stanley, recently returned 
from Londorp^rhere she proved her- 
self In the British capital. Is a 
charming ^ngstress. Her delivery 
of pop numbers is expert and ever 
certain. Miss Stanley is possessed 
of a gifted presence universally ap- 
pealing. Already a proved stage 
attraction, her poise on a cafe floor 
Is astonishing. The "front" is moat 
attractive, natural and wholesome, 
and her makeup most excellent -for 
an intimate view. Miss Stanley 
looks destined to become a huge 
favorite here. There Is an unmis- 
takable charm hovering .around her, 
besides the allure of her singing, 
and ^he evident enjoyment she put.s 
into her work la another attrac- 
tion. 

In contrast, the facial makeup on 
McCarthy, the male dance partner 
of Elizabeth Brown and McCarthy, 
1« an iUu.stratlon of how not to 
make up properly. He had a 
makeup on which in tlie intimate 
confines of tixe oor showed up nega- 

- tlvely. EUlzabieth Brown is a grace- 
ful dancer and a gracious show- 
woman in what she does. With 
Bedano (Brown and Sedano), the 
team was a standard for a time in 
vaudeville and picture houses be- 
fon Sedano sailed for London and 
Paris (since returned) with a new 
combination. 

The dancers are graceful expon- 
«it« of the terp stuff although the 
wan has no appeal in a cabaret, 
{•'« gracefulness being exaggerated. 

-fr-TeditilcaWy their waltz and tarig'^ 
Were highlights. 

The crack Jackie Taylor band Is 
further noticed under Band Re- 
views. Taylor doubles this organi- 
latlon from "Captain. Jinks" into the 
Rue de la Palx. It is a smart dance 
combo and delivers handsomely for 
Its dance stuff. 

Bakf>r doubles- from "Artists .ind 



Models." He has a silf-assurod 
manner of working and with his 
following he is capable of building 
It up further. He gabs exclusively, 
sans the "wind-jammer" he gen- 
erally features. 

There are some ifs and buts to 
be considered as regards the Rue 
but it is not handicapped by ono 
thing at least; Its interior is one 
of tlio finest in town, the entrance 
is sumptuous and the environment 
luxurious. Abel. 



THE SAWDUST TRAIL 

Jimmy Durante'a West 58th street 
cafe and the Yacht Club on West 
45th street should be mentioned in 
the same breath, both being strictly 
the sawdust and of great appeal 
generally for regular entertainment 
fare without trimmings. 

Both are cozy interiors, the Yacht 
Club more .so, Durant'S following of 
course n#essitating a kirger room 
for .satisfactory accommodation. At 
the Yacht Club, to one Who looks 
for something other than cafe at- 
mosphere, there Is a remarkable 
youth heading the entertainment 
who be.speaks of genius of a sort. 
Chick Endor Is his name and he 
leads his Jazz quartet, crooning sen- 
timental and comedy ditties In turn, 
most of them of his own composi- 
tion and possessed of a distlnciioii 
that Is away from the usual song 
constructions. Endor's "Dreaming 
of a Ca.stle In the Air," which 
Harms, Inc., has taken over for a 
"campaign song," Illustrates En- 
dor's versatility considering that in 
the same breath he also claims re- 
sponsibility as author of the droll 
"Who Takes Care of the Care-Tak- 
er's Daughter?" And that funny 
Jimmy Durante ditty about "She 
isn't a lady, she's a cow," is a corker 
for stage use. If gotten around too 
much it will lose its punch with the 
familiarity of the punchline. 

Endor strumming his guitar has 
another able accomplice in *^illy 
Mann, a red-headed music makfcr on 
the fiddle who perches unceremoni- 
ously on the upright piano and sings 
ditties in ths'course of the stepping 
sessions. George Walsh at the ivo- 
ries picks It up nicely whenever 
Chick is giving a private table ses- 
sion and Tommy Purcell's ukeing 
completes the quartet, filling in on 
the strings smartly. Purcell was 
formerly with Henry Santrey and 
Mann is an offshoot of the Versa- 
tile Sextet. 

Taking the sawdust trail further 
uptown to Durante's emporium of 
night life samples, we find Jimmy, 
Eddie Jackson, and Lou Clayton 
cutting up as usual. Clayton's step- 
ping is flashy and ever effective; 
Jimmy and Eddie sell the novelty 
ditties okay and the snappy Jazz 
sextet fills the void in between 
numbers. Peggy McNaIr, a new- 
comer with pop songs. Is a cute 
saleslady of her vocal wares and is 
relief from the talented males. 

The Durante and Yacht Club in- 
stances are Indications of a new 
trend in nlgtht life places. The 
small capacities of well-known (to 
the house) followers, almost ap- 
proacning a membership ide.a In Its 
okay qualities, do not require big 
bands. A four to slx-plece com- 
bination suffices and the entertain- 
ment idea to back It up Is a relief 
from the strict formality of the $2 
and 13 cover places. For more 
laughs, less bother and greater com- 
fort, follow the sawdust trail. 

Abel. 



EVERGLADES 

The Everglades, New York, has 
been novelly transformed Inside to 
bring out the nautical atmosphere 
to the fullest. The menu is stressed 
as Its salt water billing on every- 
thing and the furnl.shlngs 4itto. The 
girls are In sailor suits. All that's 
lacki' ' is to dress the band and 
wai;< up ditto. At that, the mal^ 
help in pirates' costuming woujd 
lend further atmosphere. 

Earl Llnd.say's revue, "Ship Ahoy," 
ends with the title as to Its mari- 
time Inference. It is a fair floor 
show, not up to the Lindsay stan- 
dard, which always has been high. 
However, E.srl does manage always 
t^ get together a nice collection of 
grrl."?, the bunch loofcinK*a<veHe, col- 
lectively and Individually. 

Nobody is featured, ea"ch being a 
specialist. There Is a prima and a 
tenor to Introduce It with something 
about "A Popular Girl Makes a 
Popular Song." Various types then 
enter from the curtained elevation 
for specialties. There's the usual 
Bowery, cooch, ante-bellum, kid, too 



Colored Cabaret's Biz 



Of. the New York colored 
cabarets the one showing the 
mo.st amazing Increase In busi- 
ness has been the Owl in West 
4r)th street. 

What makes this all the 
more unusual is that no 
"names" are featured. 



Jazz, "Charleston" and other rou- 
tines, each sufficing. 

The men Individually are best A 
tap dancer is good and a youngster 
doing some uncanny squatting buck 
and wings is a corker. He's slated 
for pri fe'ression. 

The cooch number meant little 
and attracted less attention. The 
toe Jazz specialist clicked. In en- 
semble, the girls have been nicely 
routined, one number of the Tiller 
Idea of simultaneous formation 
standing out. 

A "rope you in" number is an in- 
timate and cute variation of the 
usual audience stuff. The lyrics are 
heavy with mentions about butter 
and egg men. 

The show is a little rough, but 
will speed up within a week. It is 
lioped also that Mr. Lindsay also 
finds time by then to give a thought 
to the unsatisfactory lighting sys- 
tem.. Attention should be paid to the 
ringside tables having enough light 
to .see their food. 

The Harry Berger ensemble is a 
pleasing if not extraordinary dance 
combination. It is a small band, 
l^erger being an offshoot of Jack 
l>enny's band. Aiel 



MONTE CARLO 

At the Monte Carlo the "Roulette 
Girls " is a fair floor entertainment, 
of good appeal to the obviously sub* 
urban family trade the place Is at- 
tracting. The patronage looke like 
a typical Strand Roof congregation 
of Weehawken and Jersey visitors. 

The place has been a good money 
getter right along, doing fair trade. 
The $2 couvert is ro deterrent. 
Sonje nights the Monte Carlo really 
presents an imposing front of fa- 
miliar rounders. 

The show is introduced by Bud 
Kennedy (last season at the Strand 
Roof) who la much at home in the 
environment. It progresses up to 
the Three ^I^%lrlwlnd8, the skating 
act from the •"Vanities" featured. 
This act also was atop the Strand 
last year. Their skating acrobatics 
are a bit more advanced than the 
usual thing, and on a cafe floor It 
looks flashy and goes great. 

The AHons are the dance team, 
but absent when reviewed through 
a brief break-In out of town with 
the new musical "Some Day." When 
the show hits Broadway they will 
continue doubling with the Monte 
Carlo. Pinkos and Lette, substitut- 
ing, did well. 

Thelma Carlton with her South 
Sea stuff seetns to have lost the 
punch In her work she formerly pos- 
sessed. There was no verve or dis- 
tinction to the coochlng. Consider- 
ing Miss Carlton's past perform- 
ances, it may have been an off 
night. 

Lou Allen, guitar specialist from 
Ace Brlgode's Virginians band, 
fijled In nicely with a specialty. 
Outside of that the nine girls back- 
ing up the principals make six 
changes. On looks, not one will 
be responsible for the answer as to 
why men leave home. 

Outside of the revue Beth Challis 
fills in with songs and proves her- 
self a likely songstress. 

The Brlgode orchestra, well 
known on the disks, is a corking at- 
traction on its own. It is rhythm 
dance music all the way. In itself 
it is entertaining with Kred Brohez 
and Lou Allen contributing special- 
ties. Ace Brlgode conducts in mas- 
terful style. He rehearses his nov» 
elty selections faithfully, reviving 
some old ones like "I Ain't Got No- 
body Much" and "Some of These 
Days." Victor Jacobl's "Miami 
Shore" (waltz) In fox-trot arrange- 
ment is another popular request re- 
vival. It 's a big band, the biggest 
on Broadway and one of the best, 
on or off Broadway. Abel. 



JIMMY DURANTE WRITES NOVELTY SONG AS "GAG" 



Jimmy Durante, the entertaining host and only one-iingtr piano 
player on Broadway, wrote a chorus the i>ther nlu-lit as a "cac." gave 
It to an opposition joint to llrst sing and then dlsnivercd he had turned 
out a novelty song. 

When Jimmy Is on the Job he's at the Club Dur.mt on West 58th 
street, a one-tllnht up place with a cut rate cover char».'e. Associated 
with him as the amusement department is Eddie Jackson, a retiring 
youth who ran make*jazz songs do somersaults, besides hoofini? with a 
strut that will get that boy a meal ticket In the way of a production, 
if he can tear himself aw".y from night life. 

Mr. Jacicson sjiys he doesn't want to go In n show on account of 
the matinees. He's been acjustomed to sleeping all day and there's no 
show manaKcr who Is going to ruin Mn routine. 

Mr. Durante wrote his choru.s at the Vacht Club on West 45th street. 
After writing it James handed the lyric to Chick Endor, whp has been 
singing it ever since. When Jimmy heard the song was getting over at 
the Yacht Club, he stuck it into the singing program at the Durant. 

Chick will write a couple of verses for the number and they will place 
It with some publisher who has enough ready cash to make an advance 
sufficient for Jimmy to take up his tabs In other night clubs. 

The night Jimmy was at the Yacht Club, where he had gone for his 
dinner around 7, he remained to entertain until 1 in the morning, for- 
getting all about his own Durant where he was due at 9. Informed 
by Rube Bernstein that the Durant Club had not been padlocked, that 
seemed to surprise Jimmy, who said he would go up there under those 
circumstances. Calling for his check and finding Jt was $48, Jimmy 
gave the Yacht Club' %i In money and left a marker for $44. 

Jimmy says he only left the tab as a test as they don't accept them 
at the Durant Club. 

But here's Jimn.y's sonjr: 

A PERFECT LADY 

By JAMES DURANTE 
(All rights preserved) 

„ t . t^he doesn't like a sh.ady Joke, 

."<he doesn't drink — she doesn't smoke. 
She doesn't swear — she never flirts, \ 

She doesn't wear those shorten skirts, .v 

-Vnd goofy pants dcm't mean a thing, 
She doesn't use those beauty salves 
But won't refuse to show her calves. 

* 7ou ask her name? Well, that's^ wow! 

•She's not a dame — She's Just a cow. 



'Otirtingten Hotel Burned' 

Beaver Falls, Pa., Oct. 6. 
The Darlington Hotel, a famous 
roadhouse, near -here, was burned 
to the ground last Friday morninp 
following an explosion of gas In th<' 
basement. The loss to the building 
and contents la estimated at_|40,000. 



Hootch in Syracuse 

Syracuse, N. Y., Oct. 6. 

Syracuse is now getting Its 
hootch, not from the Canadian bor- 
der nor from Penn., but from New 
Jersey. The stuff Is being run In by 
auto as well as by rail, and Is moon- 
shine stuff. 

The local price is now $8 per bot- 
tle for Scotch and $6 for rye. Gin 
sold here is almost entirely local 
product and brings upwards of $3 a 
quart. V^ 

Beer peddled locally is coming in 
from Pennsylvania. 



Ballroom Manager Will 
Sue State— Test Case 



Cleaning Out Lockers 

Pittsburgh, Oct. 6. 

Tips hav6 been given to members 
of golf clubs here and those of other 
exclusive clubs to "clean out your 
lockers and remove all liquor." It 
is understood that a clean up of the 
clubs will be undertaken by federal 
prohibition agents. 

While the clubs have prohibited 
the sale of liquor on the premises 
no steps were ever taken to pre- 
vent the members from keeping their 
supply In their lockers ^r bringing 
it with them. 



Hilda Ferguson's Club 

Hilda Ferguson, she of the shim, 
Is to have a night club all her own, 
from reports. 

At least Hilda's name will be up, 
with the place directed, also back- 
ed, by an out of town cabaret man, 
it is said. 



Peoria, Oct. •. 
The Associated Dance Managers, 
an organization of Illinois dance' 
hall proprietors, operating rural 
places, have taken three cases to 
court to determine the legality «C 
the statute under which boards of 
supervisors throughout the atat* 

are arbitrarily refusing licenses to 
pavilions. Mack Fish, of Macomb, 
president of the association, de« 
dared that more than $2,000,000 la 
Invested In Central Illinois alone In 
this enterprise, with Southern and 
Northern Illinois capital Invested in 
almost equal amount. 

"From now on to the flrst of the 
year is our best season," Mr. Fish ' 
declared. "Many of us are without 
a livelihood because of the arlb- 
trary action of these county boards, 
I have talked with Attorney General 
Carlfltrom and he has promised his 
aid In getting a hearing before the 
Supreme Court In the October ses- 
sion." B. F. Chattin, Pontlae, is 
secretary -treasurer of the associa- 
tion and M. R. Jones, Lincoln, vlc- 
presldent. 

In Henry County proprietors hav* 
threatened damage suits against 
the county to recover their invest- 
ments, which range from $10,000 ti 
$20,000 In each place.' 



PERLBESO CELEBBATES 

Chicago, Oct. $. 
Jonas Perlberg, who manages the 
Cinderella Ballroom, has been going 
around town acting as Judge for 
Charleston contests at the rate of 
$25 per Judgment, and presiding 
over as many as three contests a 
night. The redoubtable Jonas had 
a birthday Septetpber 24 and gaw. 
a party to appfcixlrftat'ely 3,000 per- 
sons attending Cinderella Ballroom 
that night. It was the third annual 
observance of Jonas' birthday by 
the Cinderella patrons and Perlberg 
gave away free crarkerjack, gum. 
candy and favors. 



IMPOSING FLOOB SHOW ' 

Clro's, New York, opens in thres 
weeks with a revue to be staged by 
Sammy I.«e. 

It will be called "Giro's Rhapsody . 
In Blue" with special music by 
George Gershwin. The cast will 
hold Frances Williams, from "Ar- 
tists and Models," Val and Elrnle 
Stanton, Sterling Holloway from 
"Garrlck Galtles," Eddie Blkins and 
his orchestra and a chorus of girls. 



PANICO PLACED 

,A^»^i".^-,T,.^ Chicago, Oct. (> - 
Ouyon's Paradise Ballroom is tp 
bo greatly enlarged. Kdgar Btnson 
has booked I.iOuIs Panlco, the former 
Isham Jones cornetist, and his or- 
chestra, to open the remodeled ball- 
room. 



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RAIN KILLED 
KANSAS FAIR 



Steady Downpour Curbed 
Racing — Large Deficit 



Kansas City, Oct. «. 

The Kansas sUte fair, at Ilutch- 
liiflon. last weeJc waa literally 
drowned. The gale receipts will 
not pay the premiums, and It is 
elalmod that only a $50«,D00 ap- 
propriation by the next legislature 
can put It on its teet. 

It rained every day, which cut 
part of the grounds off from the 
main buildings, and made the race 
track a quagmire. An attempt was 
made on some of the days to hold 
the races, but the horses only gal- 
loped around the track. 

From a linancial standpoint the 
affair was a dismal failure, but in 
other respects. In nunil>er and 
Quality of exhibits, in the ';ig live 



stock shows, and In general Inter- 
ecit it waa the beat ever held. 

The fair wp4 established in 1909 
after a spirited contest between 
Hutchinson and the state capitol, 
Topcka. It is m.inaged by the state 
board of nprlctilture, which had a«- 
compllshed a great deal with the 
Urn i. (Hi funds available. 

The fair, or ra'.ner the state of 
Kansas, now has over ooe million 
dollars invested in the b«autiful 
g^o\ln<^n an.l I ullttings. 

The next legislature will be asked 
to appropriate enough money to 
build a new grandstand and new 
horse bams. 



R. T. RINaiNG MUST PAY 
CATTLEMEN $322,480 



Chicago, Oct. «. 

Richard T. RlngUng must pay 
$323,480 to Hans Blering and M. S. 
Cunningham according to a decision 
handed down last week by the Su- 
preme Court of th« State of Mon- 
tana. 

Biering and Cunningham are cat- 
tlemen and claimed that Ringling 
had appropriated land belonging to 
them and adjoining the Ringling 
ranch. 



BABE BROWN 
ISINNEED 



Undergoing Treatment — 
Friends Supporting Her 



BROCKTON FAIR 



Brockton, Mass., Oct. S. 
This year's session of the Brock- 
ton fair, generally conceded as the 
biggest event of its kind in New 
England, fell short of expectations 
in more ways that one. Attendance 
and receipts were disappointing in 
comparison to last year's figures, 
which the fair offlciaJs may attempt 
to alibi with the bad weather break 
last Saturday, the closing day, de- 
spite a drop off in attendance that 
was noticeable at the four preceding 
sessions, the fair openiD)< Sept. %%. 

Computed figures gives the at- 
tendance as 210,000 on the four days, 
with the closing day's figures with- 
held, but estimated at less than 5,000 
because of rainy weather. It Is 
doubtful if computed figures, includ- 
ing entrance fee and grandstand 
earnings, will letter $150,000. Since 
no records of expenditures are avail- 
able until the treasurer's report has 
been computed there Is no telling 
whether this total gives the fair a 
profit or a deficiency. 

Prior to the opening members of 
the association were divided on es- 
tablishing a gate fee, many favoring 
a raise from the former |1 admission 
to a SOc. incrsase. finally settled by 
the majority vetoing the raise. This 
waa seemingly a wise move and a 
saving grace for attractions and con- 
cessionaires, neither of which con- 
tracted callouses as it was through 
taking in coin. 

Bad at Night 
In the five-day session the stands 
and shows were lucky to have to- 
taled three good days, and even then 
had to get the money in l>efore 
seven o'clock. In the evening the 
showmen got a tough break both 
ways througn the younger element 
displaying moro Interest in the 
dancing pavilion than the shows on 
the midway, despite 10c. a dance 
tariff but no admL<i3lon. and the 
elders plunging an extra tl for a 
stand location for the circus pro- 
kgram and fireworks display, which 
ran until 9.30. Then the crowd 
wended Us way home without giving 
the stands or shows a tumble. 

Most of the shows went in at the 
usual fair scalo of 25c., and most of 
these were down to 10 and 15c. yes- 
terday after the afternoon mob at- 
tracted through "Governor's Day" 
came early ,Tnd left early. A survey 
of the midway at 10 o'clock Friday 
evening resembled Goldsmith's w.k. 
"Deserted Village." Brockton, being 
a factory town, reaulres early rising 
of Its workers. That accounted for 
the general clearing out at this 
early hour, with the last train out 
of town scheduled foj; 10.jW (jind no 
hotel accommodations tiS l/i-ag fibout. 
As far as the shows were con- 
cerned none need shed any tears 
over tack of patronage, but. rather, 
give the fair vlHltors credit for not 
Investing In "gold bricks," since few 
were worth oven hnlf of the reduced 
admission and would have expe- 
rienced similar tough sledding were 
they worked on a combination 
racket. 

Brown and Dyer Shows 
The Brown and Dyer Shows held 
the midway, converted Into a village 
hippodrome. The outfit carries 17 
shows, 12 rides and 50 concessions, 
the latter Including several African 
dodgers, roll down and knock down 
stand.i. where merchandise of nil de- 
scriptions w*^ awarded as prizes for 
darts, shooting galleries and other 
games of skill. No wheels Were 
permitted on account of it being In 
violation of the state's antl-gam- 
bllng law, but several of the conces- 
■ions labeled as games of skill didn't 
even give the players the gambling 
chance for their dough. 

On9 In particular was a lamp 
Chimney knockdown pnmo with the 
winner having to smash the chim- 



ney in order to win a prize. Despite 
several players cracking the chim- 
r.eys with heavy baseballs the chim- 
neys remained intact which led to a 
suspicion that they were fashioned 
from a mica compound, thus mak- 
ing it practically impossible to break 
them. Of course, several genuine 
chimneys may have been spotted 
among the stalls but evidently a 
small percentage since this reporter 
watched the play at the stand for 
half an hour, seeing many hits but 
no breaks. 

Duplications in shows by twos and 
threes also didn't help any nor pro- 
vide a diversified assortment for 
willing patrons. About the best on 
the lot w«re Young Buffalo's Wild 
West and Rodeo, 'operated with a 
25c. gate when it could get it but 
was also among the early closers at 
the Friday night session. 

Capt. Jack Valley's Water Circus 
was another. This was a water girl 
show of the bathing beauty revue 
order and with lookers conspicuous 
by absence. Another waXer circus 
was spotted at the opposite end of 
the midway and fared little better 
than Capt. Jack's. Victor Lee's Wax 
Works with replicas of famous 
criminals and a lecture encouraging 
law abidance did fairly well as did 
Prof. Alexander's Flea Circus, The 
Monkey Circus and Motor Dome 
The remainder of the list included 
an Athletic Arena offering a com- 
bination of boxing and .wrestlinjr. a 
three- in-one illusion show, a three- 
in-one freak, Valentine's Wonders, 
a ten-ln-one illusion. 

The rides included carrousels, fer- 
ris wheels, a donkey ride similar to 
the Coal Mine, a Kiddie Playground 
with three rides reproduced in mini- 
ature and sundry other riding evices. 
Kven these were being given little 
or no play when the Variety re)>re- 
sentntive was on the lot and with 
most of the operators anything but 
satisfied. 

More Money for Midway 
A little more money expended on 
the midway attractions or a better 
arranijenient could have attracted a 
higher class carnival than this one. 
but instead more attention was pnid 
to the racing program, free acts and 
fireworks. The aren.-i entertainment 
had the Tom Davles Trio, daredevil 
motor cyclists; Jackson and I.«vwlor, 
Australia woodchoppers In tree fell- 
ing competitions; Four Bellhops, 
acrobivts; Jack Gregory and Co., 
hoop manipulators; Carlos Comedy 
Circus and others. The fireworks 
which followed the vaudeville show 
was changed nightly and with Fri- 
day night's spectacle depicting the 
combat , between the Monitor and 
Merrimac as an especl.tl feature for 
Civil War Veterans who visited the 
fair in honor of "Oovernor'.i Day." 
Governor Fuller of Massachusetts 
welcomed the former "wjir horses" 
and attended a dinner given In their 
honor by the Fair Commissioners. 
Whippet races supplanted the 
horse racing on Friday with the lat- 
ter reaumliig today despite a muddy 
trai'k and slim attendance. 

Although lacking in general en- 
tertainment there were plenty of 
Industrial exhibits on the grounds 
and several new buildings erected 
since last season. The main ex- 
itlblts were the agricultural, horti- 
cultural, cattle and live stock, some 
spotted In barps and others under 
big tops, motor sliow, food show and 
horse show. 

Regardless of whether the flnnl 
totals chalk up a profit for this 
year's fair or not It goes without 
saying that the otficiais could not 
have overlooked the thumbs down 
attitude of the patrons towards the 
midway attractions and that next 
sea.son's meet will see more atten- 
tion paid to the entertainment fea- 
tures than they had this year. 



Wichita, Kans., Oct 6. 
Babe Brown, on* of the most 

lovable and sweetest characters 
ever known in the show world, who 
waa always willing and ready to 
help any one in dislresa. Is now 
herself in great need of financial 
assistance and is conflnod In the 
Kansas Sanitarium at Wichita, 
Kan. She is undergoing treatment 
that will probably restore her to 
health and a sane mind in the 
course of a few months. Her hus- 
band, Harry Brown, died a few 
weeks ago. 

The treatment she is now receiv- 
ing is an absolute necessity If Babe 
shall ever recover and b« out 
amongst us again. It costs in the 
neighborhood of $S0 a week to lake 
care of her, as she must have a 
constant nurse in attendance, be- 
cause at times she become* un- 
manageable and has to be re- 
strained from doing herself harm. 
Last week while the Morris ft 
Coatle show was in Wichita anU 
the Beckmann & Qarety show was 
in Hutchinson, the matter was dis- 
cussed and a committee of Milt 
Morris, Johnnie Castle, Fred Beck- 
mann and William Floto was ap- 
pointed to look after the finances 
for Babe Brown. Appeals w#re 
sent by wire to Fred Barnes of the 
Showmen's League in Chicago and 
to Doc. Allman of the Heart of 
America Showmen in Kansas City. 
Up to this time no reply has been 



received from Mr. BarnAi. but wuh 
In a few hours after 'receiving the 
telegram Doc. Allman of Kansas 
City wired $160 to take care of the 
immediate needs. 

A subscription was passed around 
among the Morris & Cnstle show 
folks and |126 was raised In a very 
short time, besides which Johnnie 
Castle, Milt Morris and William 
Floto donated $50 personally, mak- 
ing a total of $150, which, with the 
$160 sent by Doc. Allman, make a 
total fund of $436. Unpa'd bills 
that accumul.atcd to $232.48 have 
been paid and her hospital account 
is balanced to date, leaving a bal- 
ance of $203.25, which will nor go 
a long way in taking care of her 
absolutely neces.sary bills The 
money collected on the Beckmann 
show has not yet been sent in, but 
will be he.'e in the near future 

Any one interested in the welfare 
and care of Babe Brown Is a.sked 
to make a remittance to William 
Floto in care of the Floto, Motor 
Company, Wichita, Kans.. and re- 
ceipt will be acknowledged. All 
bills are being paid by check and 
vouchers required for all items of 
expense, so that the fund can Im* 
checked at any time by any one in- 
terested and all the monc.v will he 
devoted to the care of Babe Brown 
and cannot be used for any other 
purpose. 

The list of those who have so far 
subscribed to the Babe Brown fund 
and the amount they gave are as 
follows: 

Heart of America Shovnnen of 
Kansas City, Mo., $160. 

Milt Morris, $50. 

Johnnie Castle, $50, ^ 

William Kioto. $50, -,.-:, j«h 

Al C. Beck. $5. 

Joe S. Scholibo, $5. 

J. C. Thomas, $5. 

R. L. Lohmar, $10. • 

Chos. E. Jameson, $S. 

Harry Calvert $5. 

Kempf Bros., $5. 

Zeke Shumway, $S. 

Red Bell. $5. 

Moyer Taxler, $5. 

R. Shields. $5. 

Johnnie Bejano, $1. 

Mrs. Al Armer, $S. 

Fred Bond. $5. 

Punch Allen. $5. ' 

L. B. John,s $&. 

F. A. KIpe. $6. 

S. P. TannehlU, $6.- 

Dave Morris, $6. 

Fred Baker, $5. 

L. O. Hutchinson, $5. 

.Mrs. John Cloud. $5. 

M. Parish, $2. 

Joe Davis, $1. 

Louis Frledell. ft. 

Cash, $L, 



Tawnee Bffl" Broke? 



Was "Pawnee Bill." once 
proprietor of Pawnee Bill's 
Far Kast Show, in Platta- 
burgh last week? 

A man claiming^ to b« the 
famous old-time showman, 
and clad in buckskin, ap- 
I>eared there and applied at 
police headquarters for a bed 
and supper. 

After telling his story, and 
recalling his travels since he 
started to troup In 1879, the 
self-styled "Pawnee Bill" waa 
given permission to order as 
much as he liked at the Mon- 
opole Grill. He ordered, how- 
ever, only two bowls of soup 
and crackers. 

"Pawnee Bill" explained he 
was bound - for Montreal to 
seek work-in motion pictures. 



CARNIVALS 

(Routes below are for this week 
(Oct.^'S) where not otherw'.e indi- 
cated). 

Morris & Castle, Muskogee, Okla. 

D. D. Murphy, Carruthcrsvllle, Mo. 
Poole A Scheneck, Spur, Tex. 

C. K. Pearson, Assumption, 111. 

Rubin & Cherry Atlanta. 

Nat Heiss, Kinston, N. C. 

Mathcw J. Riley, Suffolk. Va. 

Rice Bros., Blltomore. N. G. 

Rice ft Quick, :alllsaw, Okla. 

Snapp Bros., Omaha. 

Tip Top Kxpo.; Klizabeth City. 
X. C. 

El. A. Weaver, Greensburg, Ky. 

Zeldman ft PolUe, Tupelo Miss. 

Alamo Expo., Crosbyton, Tex. 

K. G. Barkoot, Dublin, Ga. 

Bernard! Greater, Richmond, Va. 

Rernardl Expo.. Las Cruces, N. 
Mex.; El Paso, Tex., 12. 

Boyd & Llnderman, Bloomsbury, 
Pa. 

Bruce Greater. Henderson, N. C. 

Central States Expo.. Monroe, Ga.; 
Thomson, Ga.. 12. 

Clark's Shows, Winder. Ga. 

Dodson's Shows. Ennls, Tex. 

DeKreko Bros.. Keokuk, la. 

Dyckman ft Joyce. Woodland. N, 
C: Welden, N. C, 12. 

Ed Evans. Herrlngton, Kan. 

Fritz. & Oliver. Donaldson, La. 

(>Ioth Amus. Co., Henderson, N. C. 

Sheesley Shows, Chattanooga, 
Tenn. 

Grady Kellie Shows, Favette, Ala. 

Bill Hames, Childers, Tex. 

L. J. Hoth. Rome, Ga. 

Keystone Expo., Loulsburg. N". C. 

C. R. LegKette, A.shdown, Ark. 

J. George IjOos, Oonziles, ...ex.; 
Elrampo. Tex., 12. 

I.,achman-Carson Shows, Enid. 
Okla. 

llarrv Lottbrld.tce. Calediuiia. Oat. 

S. "W. Crundage 3».Tvrs, .<?t. 
Joseph. Mo.. Oct 5. 

Levltt-Brown-Hi SK<ns Shows. 
Wi'netchee. Oct. 5 to Tl.. Inc. 

Dykcman ft Jo;kv PJ^kh-. Wood- 
land. N. C. Oct. 5; W^don. AJj. 

D. D. Mun>hy Shows*, C^rrItBflr^Je, 
Mi.s.s.4 Oct. 19; Grenada. 2(>. 

Keystone Exjk); itkip 8h'>w8. 
Lewishurg. N. C, 0;i. 6. 

Pollf)Ck Brothers Show, Annlstoiv 
Ala., Oct. 5. 



Jim Hathaway's Fast One 
Made (^cvernment Buy In 

Miami. Oct 6 
Jim Hathawoy. former fixer and 
adjuster with Seilk; Flot> circus and 
the Ruben (.Tr>t't>n', carnival, put 
over a fast oi»; fieira He rented 
.1 store for $/9(> a mi ni h and pro- 
ceeded to turn o-r^ half of it into 
a private pcnrt olHoe. With the go^'- 
ernnient's locfH p. o. entirely inade- 
quate to the str-itn, Hathaway- fig 
ured it would be a stunt for injople 
to have their letters addressed care 
of Hathaway'a Arcade. 

Immediately the postal auth>ri- 
tles got wind ot It they came with 
threats and warnings, but Hatha- 
way stood his ground, twiyin* bi> bad 
the same right to handle inail as a 
note! had. ' ' "*• - ' 

In the end he rented the liM^ 
to the government for tAyfiV} a 
year as a sub-station and rented tins 
other half of the store at a fat sura 
to merchants. 



BATAVIA FAIR 
DROPPED $8,000 



Klan Row Blamed for 
Lots 



• Batavia. N. T.. Oct. «. 

DeeplU Increased attendance-* 
64,000 as against 50,342 In 1924-, 
the BatavU Fair, administered by 
Fred B. Parker, State Pair Com- 
missioner, lost about $8,000. The 
1924 profit was $13,000. This year's 
receipts hit $66,690, while costs to. 
taled $72,325. 

Mr. Parker divides the responsi- 
bllity for the deficit. One-half he 
attributes to local conditions result- 
ing from the failure of the Genesee 
County bean crop. The other he 
says, results from these f;ictors: 

1. Dissatisfaction resulting from 
the fact that the Ku Klux Klan was 
permitted to use the fair grounds 
for a Labor Day gathering. 

2. An open newspaper attack 
upon the fair management in a 
Batavia newspaper which bitterly 
criticised Parker's administration. 

3. The new policy of charging 
an. entrance fee for autos and $3 
for trucks. 

Parker announces that an open 
meeting will be held shortly by 
the fair management to permit those 
assailing It to voice their com- 
plaints In the open. Some decision 
as to the future of the fair will 
be reached at the meeting. At 
present, there is an inclination 
upon the part of the management 
to discontinue it. 



ASCOT SPEEDWAY RODEO 

A. P. Day Promoting Event Oct. 21 
to Nov. 1; $20,000 in Daily Prizes 



Los Angeles, Oct. 6. 

Add P. Day has promoted a round- 
up to be held Oct. 21 to Nov. 1 a,t 
Ascot Speedway with two perform- 
ances daily. 

The daily prizes are to be arotmd 
$20,000 and it is expected that the 
champions from the major rodeo 
contests, including the mechanic and 
colored champions, will participate. 



Elephant Disliking Horse 
Pushed It Off Train 

Chicago Oct. f. 

An elephant. l>elonginK to tlie 
Johnnt' J. Jones shows, pot pe«ved 
at a woikln'.j horse while on the 
run between London, Ont.. .nnd De- 
troit 

The pnchydt'i-m In -some way 
opened the door of the stock car 
and pushed the horse off. When 
the train backed down to the scene 
of the accident the horse was^found 
to be practically uninjured, b<jt Its 
reloading caused a delay of four 
hours. 



ATTACKED BY TIGEESS 

Oklahoma City, Okla., Oct «. 

"Bettle," Bengal tigress, attacked 
Robert McPherson, her trainer, at a 
performance of Hagenback's circus 
at Ardmore, Okla., severely Injuring 
him. McPherson waa taken to a 
hospital for treatment and will 
recover. 

McPherson waa attacked by ths 
s;une tigress at Jamestown. Pa,* 
al>out three years ago. 



SMACKS OIAFTS NOSE 

Davenport, la., Oct. 6. 

Johan Aasen, circus giant 8 feet 
9 Inches tall, got into an argument 
while playing a fair date here with 
a carnival show and waa smacked 
on the nose by his manager, Wayne 
Barlow, less than six feet Sam 
Major also figured In the fracas. 

Barlow and Major wtsre arrested 
and each paid a fine of $1 and costs. 



Ketrow Show In Winter Quarters 
Greenville, O., Oct 6. 

Ketrow Bros, wild animal show 
will winter at the Darke ^ounty 
fairgrounds. 

Ketrow report* a succemful aaa- 



TicihtS 

Silk Opera Hose and 
Stockings 

Are Our Speeialtiea 

QUALITY the BESTT Mti 
PRICES ths LOWEST 

3old aad SUrar Brocsdaa. Tli»ati*«s« 
Jawalry. SpanKlos, etc Oolil mid S l- 
rmr Trimminm. WIfr". B^nrd" "nil *" 
Dooda Tbeatrlcat. Samples upon r»- 
lueat. 

J. J. WYLE & BROS., Inc. 

(.Sarcnaaora to BieBman A ^''" ,, 
l»-t« BMt tWh Street N*>w lo'f 



SCENERY 



and DRAPERIES 

SCI'CLL SCKNIt 8Tri»IO. ( ..lii"il'""' "' 



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Wednesday October 7. 1925 



OUTDOORS 



VARIETY 



53 



TRENTON FAIR 



Trenton. N. J.. Oct. 2. 
The 19^5 session of the Trecnton 
I Fail" which held sway at the Wilbur 
\ Fair Grounds, Trenton. N. J., from 
• Kept 28 to Oct. 3, will undoubtedly 
be recorded <is .>iie of Oie best of 
1 the .s<ri«>s as far as exhlbit.s and di- 
verting entertainment Is ooncernod, 
as well as perhaps the most orderly 
of the 36 predecessors. Although 
ex;i t figures will not have been 

- oonipu'^'' until next week, Secre- 
tary and (ienoral Manager Kre.i 

I Marperum of the Trenton Inter- 
states Kuir Association clafms rec- 
( ord-breaking attendance, expecting 

- to eclipse 300.000, the recoi-d of last 
year. 

Last Thursday over 85.000 were In 

f attendance, many attracte<l by the 

ep«cial "Politicians' Day." which 

brought out Governor Silzer and 

other state dignitaries. 

An Increase In Industrial and edu- 
cational exhi))lts wa.s also notalile in 
the line-up, with the fair officials 
accepting the change as a barom- 
eter of the growing Interest In this 
class of exhibit. Several new 
buildings and a new grandstand 
were among the other changes. 
Racing Big F«atur« 
Racing was again the big feature 
' of the fair, arid drew capacity at- 
tendance in the grandstand at eacn 
session. The first four days were 
given over to harness and trotting 
races, with auto races the lasf two 
days. Purses of $10,000 were dls- 
. tributed in awards between both 
forms of racing. Locations for 
spectators ranged from 50 cents to 
$2 and with each session holding 
five events. 

Preceding the races $35,000 worth 
. Of free acts did their stuff before 
the grandstand. The night per- 
formance of the ciicus featurs;, w.'is 
augmented with a gorgeous fire- 
works spectacle, "Rome Under 
Nero," and four acts not Included 
In the day program. The fireworks 
spectacle enlisted a cast of 200 
players, and makes an excellent 
show. With the latter feature es- 
timated as costing the management 
of the fair an additional $15,000 It 
brought the total to $50,000 spent for 
entertainment, aside from the race 
awards. The Fair offlciala evl- 
^ dently made up their mind to spend 
real money to bring them in. and 
8uccee(jed. The show, exhibits and 
other features were a great buy at 
the $1 entrance fee 
Act* 
The ring show listed Joyce's 
Horses. Oscar Bahcock. daredevil 

l^^\ X' "^r^i^' Troupe, pyramid 
athletics: the Lime Trio. Three Ni- 
^ l«f' B^Tu^ tumbling; the Kirkel- 
108, Brothers Boston, aerial hand 
th« Vr"^= Brothers Moll, perch act 
^rrnhJl^°^- ^""^^^^^ Les Oezzles. 
Wr ^= ^""^ P"^"' ^n^J Lillian 
Kfuff rr"*^^" aviatrix. who does 
VI 5k""'./'' speeding aeroplane. 
nlJbt 1 '"J,.""* ^■•'''' augmented at 
Tot n«7.^ «1<litlons of Roman Char- 
fL^ *""• •'•'^ Thomas and Weir's 

' addltionl"-, '^'^! ''^''^"' ^"h other 
additions In the arena, ran over 

( sUnd ?h"' *"'' r"" ^«"' worth the 

Ko^. *"''" '^^ ?=^te ad- 

Bernardi', on Midway 

Bernardis f:renter Shows t 2>; 

"KTndSr^'?', *"°"'''«^^"^"' '^ 
midwnv tL " ^^'^*"'- o'''^»l>ied the 

fiUolotVL^''''^,^ "P- T'^e ride.s 
" got a heavy play 

dlclouVl '^''' *-''o«'l were ju- 

as sever ;'''of'"".H'''"'''"'''"'^ « ^'-^'"^ 
^"ttnd wh..n "^f. '^^ sn.aller shou.x 
brirkV' ' " "ttemptiuK to .sell •gold 

WwMr'p'r* '•^'■^-'Pts „t the day 

at Li >. o '^ '^■"' ■^'•'<^'' oper.-.titiu 

prei-nf. '^'"''•"^ several fair dat.s 
■ Of (V linl'-T '".•'' "I'/'a'ing in support 

->!,„' ,'"*^fc«rf the Suuth .Se.-is." This 
an,! '" •■"'"'•''"itr.l (,y iH riamoaiis 
danr. '^"^'•-^'^t" ot folk song.s, w.ir 
l^Z ""'^ "•"'■'• «='"'".»" pastimes. 
With a """ "> • 

utes 



thoatie 
m i n 



a minlatiirt 
■•>e. gate. It runs 
Th.... '.'"'" '^ wi.r h the mon< > . 
*nurMh,y« intake b.ttfrcd $1,200 

Mmstrela Got $1,000 
nXn-K-^' .''■■''•'■'^'>'« -i'ixie XI, I.- 
danr'iii^ ■' ''"''•'•P'l singing ai.i! 
w hi? A ?'"*'• was ck:.so runner up 
*"h li.ftno on the day, aI..o at •>:..-. 
"'Wis-on. This ouHit consisted »i 
banVr'V,:;""''^' ""'1 a five-piero j.-.z:- 
t»i.n„, ♦nter'.ainment is pat- 

str,"i ' "'•■ '^'' "■'' f.i-hionod mir,- 
"'s. ..p.nini,' w.th a ininstrd t\y>.i 

Win,;./''"'' ""'<'« in th^ olio an. I 
hiiln i'^' "'' "'"' an afmrpiocc. A 
lot, ■'''■ '" " «-'ni-coo(h. hcIiM.l 

Cii-t '"' ''"'^' '' a.rn.'s- w.th 111.' 

u«tonH.,s ^-„i„^ „„, ,,„,, ^i^i„p 

ir n..^-i,i„,r.'..an earful th.it . iicl;- 

tiising'' '*'"''' ''" frff'''i^«- a.lver- 

w^v'^'""'' "'^ : °'^^'' Wor thwhile mid- 
~At^ 'f^'"'"' Ions ~\vere The ATTiTrnc 
■>n,) }1 ^^'*^"''*' P'-,.frMsi.,nal wiCHtl< ;•.-• 
p , '*'>• is- riro spott'il atralnst l'>- 
bl'if /' '"' '''■'"''■ a W.I I'll. Ml th" l.H'.-tV 
'oujd liny outpoint the employtU 



performers. A 10-in-l fro.ik show, 
wax works, motordrome races, mon- 
key speedway and "Kollies of Paris", 
a combination dancing and niagu- 
.show, were among o.liers given a 
heavy play. 

All shows were scaled at 2;)i'. 
The strong ones held up and did 
hu.'iness but the weak si.^tors sel- 
dom got a tumble which prompted 
price cutting and with some Koin^; 
as low as lOc, and even then could 
not get ihtm in. Most of tiic show.s 
were worked as pit aitiac'Lious. 
Single freaks and two-iii-oncs at 
15c. got a fair jilay of patronage 
but nothing to wave any Hags 
over. It was !he big shows that 
the crowd wanted and were willing 
to spend in. 

In addition to tho.se mentioned 
the jnidway also held a Bug llou.sc. 
Caterpillar, carousscls, aero swing.s 
ferris wheel, pony ride, the \Vlui> 
and several other riding device;-. 
Hides were scaled at 15c.. with a 
few of ;he lullder rides at 10c. Thf 
rides did their best business in the 
afternoon through a heavy juvenile 
attendance. 

From all slants the fair offered 
plenty of good entertainment on 
the midway and elsewhere. 
Cleaned Up Grifters 

A notable feature was the ab- 
sence of grifters precipitated 
through a general roundup on tho 
opening d^y and 45 arrests. Those 
taken in unable to explain sutllclenL 
reason for their presence we: e 
given short jail terms on disorderly" 
conduct charges, mostly five-da v 
terms, to keep them under wraps 
until the fair ended. 

Fourteen buildings were devoted 
to industrial exhibits, cat.le and 
live stock displays. The Domestic 
Arts Building spotted near the en- 
trance, is one of the largest and 
shows a varied assortment of 
needlew^ork and embroideries of 
home production. The Motor Build- 
ing displayed exhibits of advanced 
models of standard make automo- 
biles and accessories. The other 
buildings were given over to agri- 
cultural displays, poultry, live 
stock, exhibits of local manufac- 
turers and merchants, horticultural 
displays, tine arts gallery, ma- 
chinery, farm implements and othei- 
exhibits. 

Spacing the exhibition buildings 
were several hundred concessions 
given over to merchandise stands, 
doll racks, blanket stands and eat- 
ing places of the "grab join;" 
variety. Despite wheels being per- 
misHible in New Jersey only two 
were spotted on the grounds with 
most of the others operating witti 
games of skill. An incination o: 
concessionaires to push out mci- 
chandise was an indicator that the 
stands were operating on the up 
and up and consequently earned foi 
them a heavy play a!so. ^ 

One of the larger eating places 
utilized the rotisserie idea but re- 
captioned it as a barbecue lunch 
which lit in nicely for fair purposes. 
Several local charitable organiza- 
tions operated booths selling 
chances on automobiles and othei 
articles to be raffled la.er. 

Despite the heavy attendance few 
casualties were lis ed for the week. 
Probably the most serious accident 
befell Lillian Boyer. free act per- 
former, who fractured three ribf, 
when her parachute balke<I on 
Thursday afternoon and the aerial- 
ist fell several hundred feet to the 
ground. Miss Boyer was removed 
to the Trenton Hospital where sh» 
will remain until recovered. 

From all slants the crowd was 
one of the most orderly ever seen 
on a fair lot which although we'.l 
policed gave the coppers little work 
in keeping order save an occasional 
arre.-;t for fence scaling. 



LiiSan Boyer's Bad Fall 

Trenton. N. J., 0< t. 6. 

Lillian r.c.v<r fell tiOO fret Thurs- 
day at the state f.-V''. fi"in her 
parachute, seriously injuring her- 
self. 

Miss Boyei'is at the lo. al iios- 



a p. CIRCUS FOLDS 
UP IN ARKANSAS 



The Gentry-Patterson Circus 
"Blew up" at Conway, Arkansas. 
Sept. 18, after a selge of bad- bus- 
iness, and with .salaries due both 
performers and workint;in.ii. 

Conditions had been had for many 
weeks with constant droj) outs of 
performers when the ghost -ihowed 
signs of paralysis and "Without others 
being substituted. 

Aside what the jironiotcrs .and 
operators are supposed to have 
dropped the Miami Coqnty B.mk and 
Trust Company of Paoli. Fla.. is said 
to be holding the bag for some $70.- 
000 advanced to Paterson as a loan. 
The bank had a representative with 
the troupe for the past eight weeks 
to protect finances, but the intake 
was Insufficient to pay off regular 
expenses. 

The bank may hold title and ef- 
fects to liquidate the debt through 
selling It to other interests. 

King Brothers, who operate the 
Walter L. Main Circus have taken 
over many of the performers and 
workers. They also have offered 
$25,000 for the outAt and title. 

The show did good business last 
year and early this season. Later It 
took a "nose dive" and through 
weekly desertions by performers lost 
Us snap. 



OBITUARY 



EDWIN ROBB WALKER 

Kdwiii l{ol)b \\..ll;''r, for the ptist 
18 years connected w:ih Washing- 
ton tlieatres. died at the age of 
61 in that city, St pt. 29, following 
a week's Illness wilh pneumonia. 
N'oble Walker, as he loved to be 
known (due to his work in the 
M isons. where h.' was ,1 member 
of ilariiiony L.nlg ■, the Sooltish 
Kile an.l the Shrine) h.id been the 
advertising agejit and doorman at 
Keith's big time vaudeville house 
since .S( pteiuber, 19'.'1. Prior to the 
Keith assignment he w'a<» at the 
Hela'^co in a like vapaiity for a 
gnat ni iny years. 

Walker was known to piacii.''all.v 



l> H.\|-KKI> MKMUKV UK 

My It.lov..! Mstt-r 

MARIE LLOYD 

P.Ts'-e.l on October 6, 1922 

ALICE LLOYD 



\i 



BIG WATER SHOW 



Rivor Nile Pageant With 50 Diving 
Principals. 



Chicago, Oct. 6. 

What is regarded as the biggest 
water show ever given under any 
local auspices - Is planned in the 
aqua-pageant, "The Legend of the 
Nile" to t« presented both here and 
In Albany, N. Y., under combined 
local auspices. 

The water spectacle will depict 
early Eygptian history showing the 
rites and ceremonies of the natives 
In their traditional worship at the 
river. 

In the production, which will be 
within a glass enclosure as phmned 
by the Maundrell & Frazor Produc- 
tion Co., some 50 diving principals, 
under Lottie Mayer's direction, will 
participate. Special scenery and 
a huge cyclorama or the Nile will 
be used. 

The Chicago date Is scheduled for 
Thanksgiving week under auspi.-es 
of Catholic organizations. 



every vaudeville and legitimate pro- 
fessional playing Washington, par- 
ticularly those whom misfortune or 
illness e;ime upon while here, as it 
was Walker's idea of life to help 
the other fellow. A half page obit- 
uary notice was devoted to Walker, 
following his sudden and unexpected 
death, in the hou.-ie organ of the 
theatre where he was emi)loy€d. 

One sister, Mrs. Lorin C. Collins 
of Chicago, survivea. 



CIRCUSES 

Sella- Floto 

Tui.sa, Okla., 7; Oklahomi City. 
8; Ada, 9; Ardmore 10; McKinney, 
Tex., 12; Sherman, 13; Gainsville. 
14; Claybourne, 15; Dublin, 16; 
Brownwood, 17; Plain view, 19. 
Hagenbeck- Wallace 

Brinkley, Ark.. 7; Stuttgart. 8; 
Forest City. 9; Helnar. 10; Bastrop, 
I^.. 12; Monroe, 13; Ruston, 14; 
Mindon, 15; Winfield :3; Alexandria, 
17; Lake Charles, La., 19 

Baton Rouge, La., Oct. 26; 
Natchez, Miss., 27; Vlck.sburg, 28. 
John Robinson 

Wilmington. N. C, 7; Fayette- 
vllle 8; Florence. S. C, 9, Ch.irles- 
ton. 10; Jacksonville. Fla., 12-13; 
W. Palm Bea<h, 15; Miami. Fla., irt- 
17. 

Ringling- Barnum- Bailey 

Columbus, Miss., 7: 'leri.lii.n. S; 
Tupelo 9; Jackson, Miss.. 10; .Nash- 
ville, Tenn.. 12; Chittanooga 13: 
Knoxvillc, Tenn.. 14. 

Walter L. Main Circus 

Plymouth, N. C, 0< t. Hi; B' I- 
haven, 14; Columbia. 13; Kll/.ali.'th 
City, 16; Hertford, 17; Zehiilon, VJ , 
Wilson. 20. 

Sparks 

Dyersl-urg, 14; Mayfield. Ky 
Jack.son, 16. 

. .itfc. Cfcristy Brothers ^^ 

.StarkvillJs Miss., Oct. .I1 : 



MRS. GEORGE FORTESQUE 

Mrs. Ceorge Fortes.iue, 77, widow 
of the late fleorge Fortes<iue, died 
of he.irt trouble Oct. 2 at the home 
of her d.aughter, Viola Fortesnue, 
341 West 45lh Street, New York. 

Mrs. Fortesque was prominent on 
the stage years ago. She was one 
of the original little Kvas in "Uncle 
Tom's Cabin" production and also 
was in one of the Klward Forrest 
productions of "Itichnrd 111." 

She w.is burled in the Actors' 
Fund plot. Kensiio C.'metery, Oct. 4. 

HARRY HARFORD 

Harry Harford, 74, di.d Sept. 20 
at Somerset t.'hrystal Farms, Ber- 
nardsville, N. J., where he h.id been 
a patient for some time under- the 
care of the Actors' Fund. 

Mr. Harford launched his stage 
career in the Boston Theatre Stock 
in the 80's, playing In the sujiport 
of Joseph Proctor, Maude Banks find 
other stars of that period. Later he 
appeared with Kobert Hilliard, Kthel 
B.irrymore, Herbert Corthell and 
Frank Sheridan. 

Interment In the Actors' Fund plot. 

Calvary Cemetery, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Mr. Harford is survived by a niece, 

an only relative, living in Campbello, 

Mass. 



JOHN H. KEEFE 
John H Keet'e, 16. 1 Keefe and 
Dunham) died Tuesday iiii,'lu in tho 
French Hosi)nal, New Y.ik, of 
cancer. 

K«'«'re h.id appeared in ilie Keefe 
aiul Dunh.tm act. His l.i.-it stage 
.ippefiiance was with ;hi> P.itten and 
.Marks company. 

liiterinent tomorrow (Thursday) 
in ."^t. Hayinond's c.-meter.v. West- 
chester, .\. Y. 

WILLIAM RAU. 

William U.iu, 3J, production m.in- 
ager, Harry Pollard unit, I'niversal 
City, (lied ."-^ept. 2S in Los Angeles. 

Although Mr. Ran had been 111 
for the past y->.'ir his condition di-1 
not become serious until 10 «laya 
;igo. when he sui'ered a hemor- 
I'l Mj e from which lie never rallied. 
A widow survives. 

META VAN HEDENKAMP 
Met.a V.in Hedehk;im|). 17, the 
'De.'ir Sir" musical comedy chorus 
girl who broke her spino in a tank 
dive during a show i-ehearsal In 
I'hiladelphla last full, died at the 
Jefferson hospital there Sept. 30. 

More complete details of her de- 
mise ap|>enr In the legitimate sec- 
tion of this i8su<». 

MRS. CARRIE LEMIEUXTURPIN 

Mrs. Carrie Le.Micux-Turpln died 
Oct. 3 at her home in Hollywood 
after an illness of over a year, dur- 
ing which her h<isband remained 
constantly by her side. A more ex- 
tended notice Is on the news pages 
of this issue. 



MANGUS OLAFSOON 
A wire was received Tuesday at 
the >f. V. A. club. New Vor'-, from 
California announcing the death In 
San Bernardino of .Mangii<» Ol.-ifs.son 
.Monday afteinoon. 

Olafsson was with the Zola Men- 
nett act, playing the West Coast 
theatre.'! at the time. .Miss Bennett, 
in private life, is .Mrs. olafv^on. 

JOHN J. McLINDEN 

John J. Mi'I,inden. 49, m'inager, 

Orpheuni th.-iitrr', T'poji:i. III. die<l 



TOM DUFFY 

Tom Duffy. 7, well-known in 
burlesque, died Oct. 3, of tuber- 
culosis in New York. The remains 
were shipped to .St. Louis for buri.'il. 

The dec<'ased is survived by his 
wife, Dorothy Owens, a professional. 
Mr. Duffy was a niember of th.' 



15 



$2,400 for Rainfall 

Oklalii'Tnia City, ()• 1. 0. 
The Okl.ihonia .s*tale Fair ^a (ikl.i- 

honia <'ity <losed .Saturday with a J 
! total att.'ndance of 217,113 for the ^ 

eight days. Totals for 1!"24 were 1 
'206,212. A seventeen -hundredth ini-h j 
j rain fell Thursday. Oincial lead.ng 1 
I of tne rain j;.i.Tpc yh.'we,) ih.it the 
' fair was entitle.l to $2,400 rain in- 

sur^iti'-e. 

ATLANTA FAIR SET 

\tlanta, Oa.. (^ t. C 
Ti.. iiiidv^.iy < onc''s«i..ns lor ili< 
.<outlu\" stern Fair, vvhi'li o ens al 
Lakewood park 0<t. », liav.- he-n 
let to Ch< rry ft B-'ln w)to h.ive 
held tho concfssions for tne last 
three y<'.irs, 



O.xior.l 



inglon. Nov. 2; Winona, 3 
4; Holly Strings. 5. 

Gollmar Brothers 
Hiekman, Ky . O.t. 12: Tipfon- 
\ille, Tenn.. 13; Hipliy, II; Co\^n;;- 
toii, 15; Tunica, Miss.. 16; .Marks. 
17; Huleville, Ih; Tutwiler, 20; 
Fiiars Point, 21; Hosedalc, 22; 
Shelliv. 23: Shaw, 24; KolKng Fork, 
:•',: H-ilIond.ile, 27; Elizabeth, 2«; 
(•■n ;»noth< r KB); .Moorheji.l. .\Iis.m , 
.Nov. 2; Isola, 3; I^ouise, 4; Flma, 5. 



Craiid Cin'iiit liorse rai e»^ so. K'ty 
horse «^h.'W« and .1 dog show will 
be .'I'lviini: 'li<- . ;.i.f f..itiir.s of the 
fair. • 



Sells-Floto in Texas 

Chicago, Oct. 6. 1925 
The .*5ells-Floto circu.u will s{»eiid 

aiiothfr tivi> or six weeks in T. x.ir 

;ind niay elo.se its season in th.-.t 

state. 

Business has been ••x.«:ii»ni in 

Texas. 



In Memoriam 

Ih -.111 nliil t.i^iim iiii-iiiMiy 
(if luy ilMir liu: li.i M'l. 

CHAS. E. WHALEN 

w ho 'l"|):irl. .1 till-, life 
< I. f<,t,.r 4. ni21 

MRS. CARRIE WHALEN 

M Trie W>«l) 



IN MKMOHV OK 

Our H'Iipvi.I llroth'T. 

HARRY HASTINGS 

wlio iI.'partrMl thin life 

Ort.ihcr :<. V.rjt 

*iOU KKtiT HIN MUl I. IN PK.%( K 

Ben. Etta. Abe. Beck 



orlgin.'il Manhattan Four. He had 

apjM.'uri'd with Columbia shows 

produced t.y Hin-tig and Seainon. 

-^ , J iMU^jLtyitlirand "Sli.ling" Billy Wat • 

fi'i-'^son ^ ^■♦-" , .. /-w..-*^; 

This s. afon Iniffy signed with a 

Mutual Hurlc^fiue attra.tion. bill 

caMcell.il the en-^'.if.'. in' nl. owing t.. 

ill he,-illh. 



AARON EPSTEIN 

Aar.iii Kpslein. 30. nihny veais In 
tlie management and boxolIlce.i| of 
Fox theatres, .lied suddenly In Den- 
ver, Co'., and his r.niaiiis were 
brought to .\ew Vr.rk last weel< for 
iiileriiieiit in Brooklyn. 

Kjisteln had l-itely been mao.iKinp 
tlie Fo.x liou.-es in lieinfr. A will- 
ow and (la'if.;ht'r survive. 



The wife or 

died .-, 



York o.'l 2 
the \ .. .id« \ .I. 
.''sue. 



I>r w Haw kins.- inoii- 

n — hnr hfinio In — .\>\v 

liet.iile.l Hloi y i« it' 

111 wf! s< ! if.n of III. ■ 



Tim 

H' ir-t 
le.-iiin 
\ III .ge 
«<'ir\ .\f- 
Hani.' 
rie. tert" 

The 

41^- en I, 



Early, comic aiti-il for the 
s.\ fi<lieal(H, dK-<| of In ill I 
lit his hi. tne III 111 , r nw i h 
Tues«lay inortiing Hi' is 
I by hi*. v,iib, w .lu.i nil i 
al-o ;i I. ail i-^t, fm m. ' > • .■!! ■ 
a ' ,"h 'l iP " t . ' i.'M-. 



in Peoria. Scpi. 2U, following A 
stroke of paraly.-iis. 

Mr. McLinden was horn in <'.in- 
ada and went to Peoria when 10 
years old. His mother, live tuothera 
.'ind a sister survive. 

HELEN HILLARDE ' 

Helen Hillarde, in iirivate ii^e the 
wife of John L. Pellret, advance 
agent, died of pn'itimopia In I'"ord» 
ham's Hospl,t,-il, .\" v Y a'k, Sejit 23. 

When Miss Hil'.rde i.>irri-tl Mr. 
Peltret she retire.l from the stage. 

Frank Hall, Chicago stage car- 
penter wUh Willie Wet and .Mc- 
'Jlnnity, pantomime act, died last 
week In a hospital In .Siuux City. 
.Mr. Hail, sick only a. week, died ot 
periloiiiiis. 

Foster A. Leonard, 33. camer;i- 
iiian, died in Holiywoi d Oct. 3. He 
IS survived by his mother and - a 
brother. . . 

The Father of Don F.ddy. puh» 
licity director, J.'sfph ,M. Schenelt 
I'"ntei'pii.s(>K, lied at his home >n 
Carlhage, 111.. Sepi. 2ri. 



DEATHS' ABROAD 



.Hi, jK**j» ,v; 



Paris, S.-pt. 24. 

Ernest Pacra, French muse hall 
director. Owner of the l''aiivetfe ami 
Chansoiiia, eafe conc«'rts in Paris. 

Paul Bartlett, 61, noted American 
s''ul!!t 'r, died in P.iris of |in<'U- 
moni.'i. Deceased was horn at .Vew 
H.'iven, Conn. 

UflO Ancillotti, .'.S, III, I lire ex- 
hibitor at Vers.-i ill< s. formerly with 
Super l'':liii. r.'ni'i. 

GInctte Darcourt, I'l. ii' h ac- 
( rc'^M. 

Rene Ghil, .utlior .it Xioii. Deux 
.S. \ r< <( I 'i iiiif c 

Vojtiech Hynais, 71. Aii-tii.in' 
pa mi. r. at I 'rat ii.-. 



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-on- in-l.iw 



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died Siii.day. 



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1 iiirmstadi and 

W:iiT(r 

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f i. l'T 'o • iy at O il e i'ii . — Hrrri 
l,e \'e; inef. 

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VARIETY 



Wedneida/, October 7, 1925 




AMrRXA'S LARGEST OUT -DOOR AMUSEMENT TRAVELING 
IN m OWN SPECIAL TRAIN OF ALL-STEEL 70 FOOT CAKS 



JOHNNY 




JONES 



i- 



A colosscd consoiida- 
'iion of all that is 
great in the realm of 
outdoor amusementt, 
creating a new era 
in the world of tested 
shows 



EXPOSITION 



Tlie second largest 
outdoor amusement in 
the world, acknowU 
edging only one 
superior, the Ringling 
Bros,'Barnum - Bailey 
Circus 



IN THE TWENTY-FIRST YEAR OF ITS EXISTENCE AND WITH THE REMARKABLE RECORD OF 
HAVING PLAYED THE; WORLD-FAMOUS CANADIAN NATIONAL EXHIBITION, HELD AT 
TORONTO. ONT., SEVEN TIMES; THE GREAT EXHIBITIONS OF WESTERN CANANA, CAL- 
GARY, EDMONTON, REGINA, SASKATOON AND BRANDON SIX TIMES; SOUTH FLORIDA 
FAIR, TAMPA, FLORIDA, EVERY YEAR SINCEJTS ORGANIZATION EXCEPT 1919, AND EVERY 
YEAR THE ITINERARY INCLUDES ALL THE PRINCIPAL STATE FAIRS OF THE SOUTH, WITH 

SPRING AND SUMMER ENGAGEMENTS IN ALL THE LARGER CITIES. WHY? 

/-• - 

It Is BuiK Upon a Foundation of Meritoriousness and Decency That Is as Solid as the Rock of 

Gibraltar, with its Original Slogan 



V 



THE BEST IN AMUSEMENTS 



JOHNNY J. JONES EXPOSITION 

^ pre*«nta 

MR. SAMUEL GUMPERTZ' 
CONEY ISLAND DREAMLAND 

Introducing 

THE LATEST LIVING 
CURIOSITIES 

including 

LIONEL, the Lion-Face Man 
THE HOMELIEST WOMAN 

IN THE WORLD 

THE THREE-LEGGED MAN 

VIOLETTE, the Girl Born Without 

Arms or Legs 

AND mXnY more 



JOHNNY J. JONES EXI^OSITION 

pr«s«nts 

CHARLES DOCENS* 

FREAK ANIMAL and 

FOWL STADIUM 

.'■■-■ " 

Introducing for the First Tim* in America 

A Rare Collection of Wonderfully 
Interesting Animals and Fowls of 
the Freak Specie. Over 100 Speci- 
mens of These Strange, Weird 
Freaks 



JOHNNY J. JONES EXPOSITION 

preaenta 

JOHN LAWRENCE MURRAY'S 
$40,000 ATTRACTION 

THE LAW 

' AND 

THE OUTLAW 



An amazing study in criminology, showing In 
life-sized figures 40 noted characters who 
have figured in sensational criminal activ- 
ities. Most interesting in every detail 



JOHNNY J. JONES EXPOSITION 

presents 

HARRY GOODHUE'S 
TOUNTAIN OF YOUTH' 



i'.jr».V- -.>l-- 



■.f^'.'i;*.- 



Introducing Ten Beautiful Southern ' Girls 

in a Fastidious Drawing Room Tableaux 

d'Art 



The attraction beautiful, origi- 
nal, real and very artistic, 
featuring the originator of 
this form of amusement 



Special Scenery and ElectriccU 
Effects 



JOHNNY J. JONES EXPOSITION 

presents 

The Largest Exponent of Frontier 
Days Now Traveling 

COL. LEOr^ LAMAR'S 
I. X. L. RANCH AND 
WILD WEST RODEO 

50 people, depicting the every mode .of life 
in the South vwest 

Absolutely the Greatest Coterie of Cowboys, 
Cowgirls, Rough Riders, Lariat Throwers, 
Broncho Busters, Wild Horses, etc., ever 

exhibited 

50 Head of Horses, Wild Steers, Buffalos, etc. 



JOHNNY J. JONES EXPOSITION 

presents 

W ATK INS' 

Largest Straight Wall Auto-Motorcyle 
, . f-.rQ''Ofn* '" ^^* World, f«troduoinfl-»» 

HAZEL WATKINS 

The Original .daredevil, known as the 

"Mile-«-Minute (^irl" 

Assisted by 

6 FAMOUS RIDERS WHO ARE 
THE ORIGINATORS OF ALL 
THEIR WONDERFUL STUNTS 

The Most Sensational Daredeviling, Death- 
Defying Performance Ever Presented 



JOHNNY J. JONES EXPOSITION 

presents 

HARRY OILMAN'S JAPANESE 

PALACE DE LUXE 

OF 

ILLUSIONS 

Ail new, sensational Oriental mys- 
tifying feature acts never before 
seen in America 

A PERFORMANCE EQUALING HOUDINI 
THURSTON, ETC. 




JOHNNY J. JONES EXPOSITION 

presents 

RAY VAN WERT 

The Absolute Originator and Master Mind 
of All Ideas Pertaining to Watar Fetes, •"'* 
Itf 'cfiVlNE DIVING VENU8ES'6f THE 
SEA and MARVELOUS MARINE MER 
MAIDS. A Wonderful Bevy of Beauteous 
Girlhood, with 

CAPT. CHAS. WIDIMIER 

Champion High Diver 

' LEO DAVIS, Fire Diver 
And EDNA RUSSELL, Champion Lady 
Diver of the World 



JOHNNY J. JONES 

presents , ,j ^!( , ■<;' v 

OLD GYP I V*; 

The 80-Vear-©ld Elepftant— i — '- 
Who Rides the Kiddies 



JOHNNY J. JONES' 

$20,0Q0 HERD OF 

EDUCATED ELEPHANTS 



JOHNNY J. JONES' 

School of Trained Dogs, Cats, 

Birds, Ponies, Goats 
And Old-Time One-Ring Circus 



JOHNNY J. JONES 

presents 

JIGGS' BUNGALOW 

AND 

'WE GOT IT" 



TWO— BIG LAFFS— TWO 



nesday October 7, 1925 



VARIETY 



55 



THE JOHNNY J. JONES EXPOSmON jJj 
S RECOMMENDED BY VARI 




AS THE FORE- 
MOST OF ALL 

CARNIVAL 
ATTRACTIONS 



JOHNNY J. JONES EXPOSITION 

Presents 

GENE NAUDRAU'S 

TROUBADOURS FROM 

HAWAII 

Singing and Instrumental Music, With Hulu 

Hulu Dancing Girls, Such aa Only 

Native Hawaiiana can Prpduca 



EX 



JOHNNY J. JONES EXPOSITION 

Presents 

LOUIS CORBELE'S 

GREAT FUNMAKER 

"LAFFIN* THRU" 

Mr. Corbele is the Originator of This Form 
of Amusement, and This, Hia Lateat, 
» la Hia Beat 



JOHNNY J. JONES EXPOSITION 

Presents 

CECIL HANNAHS 

LIVING PROOF OF 

EVOLUTION IN 

LEO, THE MAN APE 

A Moat Convincing Fact That Darwin May 
Have Been Right 



JOHNNY J. JONES EXPOSITION 

Presents 

HARRY LAHANE'S 

CONGRESS OF 

FAT FOLKS 

6 of the Largest People on Earth — A Com- 
bined Weight of Nearly 4,000 pounds 



JOHNNY J. JONES EXPOSITION 

>>*, Presents » 

MICHAEL CAMILO 

LEADING CONCESSIONAIRE 

12 Years with the Same Organization 



JOHNNY J. JONES EXPOSITION 

Preaenta 

NORRIS MOVING PIC- 
TURE MONKEYS 

Who Appear in a Stage Comedy and Make aa 

Big a Hit aa Their Human. Brother 

Actors on the Legitimate Stag*. 

Monkey Actora of Real Merit 



JOHNNY J. JONES EXPOSITION 

Presents 

CAPTAIN AMENT'S 

Original English Spectacular Production 
THE LONDON GHOST SHOW 

With All Special Coatumea, Scenic and Elec- 
trical Effaets Utilized in the English 
Production 



JOHNNY J. JONES EXPOSITION 

Presents 
The Internationally Famous 

FRENCH AND BELGIUM 
MIDGETS 

Not Dwarfs, But Perfectly Formed Men 

and Women 

Tha Smallest People in the World 



THE HEY-DAY 



As Always the Case, Johnny 
J. Jones Exposition Had the 
Honor of First Presenting 
T his W onderful, New Ride 
to the Public - 



i 



ABSOLUTELY THE MOST SENSATIONAL AND POPULAR RIDING 

DEVICE INTRODUCED TO THE AMUSEMENT PUBLIC THIS YEAR. AN 

INSTANTANEOUS HIT FROM THE MOMENT OF ITS INITIAL APPEARANCE ON THE JOHNNY 

J. JONES EXPOSTION AT BUFFALO AUGUST 17, 1925; THE OPENING DAY, SATURDAY, 

AUGUST 29, OF THE CANADIAN NATIONAL EXHIBITION AT TORONTO, ONTARIO, IT 

GROSSED MORE MONEY THAN ANY OTHER RIDE EVER GROSSED ON ITS OPENING DAY. 



THE HEY-DAY IS MANUFACTURED BY THE SPILLMAN ENGINEERING CORP. 



North Tonawanda 

NEW YORK 



JOHNNY J. JONES CAFE 



EDWARD J. MADIGAN, 
Manager 



JOHNNY J. JONES DINING CAR 



JOHKI L MURRAY, 
Manager 



UOHNNY J. JONES EXPOSITION UNRIVALED ARRAY OF SyVFETY FIRST RIDING PEVICES 



$20,000 


Maynes Great 


Travers'. The 


Giant Eli 


Over the 


Over the 


The Whip 


Toyland Six 


Hie Jolly 


Travers' The 


Carrousel 


CaterpiDar 


Bntterflies 


Ferris Wheel 


Jumps 


Alps 


Mangles 


Miniature 


Mixup 


Seaplane 


The 

Finest 

in 

The World 


The Beat 

Trick 
" Ri^j^ofitih^ 


Like a 
Sail on 
"^<***th«(» Laka 


It Haa 

No 
Equal' 


Senaational and 
Juat aa Recreating 

Aa Horao Back 
^ Riding 


One of the 
Lataat Rides 
Invented and Very 
'ExhilaratinB^r> j 


First 
Portable and 
Still the Boat 


For the 
Small 

-- Kiddie* > 


And That's 

What 

K.la 


A Real 

Rida in 

An Airahip 



JOHNNY J. JONES EXPOSITION 

Presents 

WILLIAM BOZZELL'S 

EXPOSITION SIDE SHOW 

Featuring 

THE MIRACLE MAN 

and CURIOSITIES GARNERED 

FROM ALL PARTS OF THE WORLD 

BUT NO MONSTROSITIES 



IVINTI7R QUnW ^'"- ^^^^ JANUARY EIGHTEENTH AND PLAYS NEARLY ALL 
If 111 I L 11 jnUll OF THE BEST FLORIDA FAIRS. EXPOSITIONS AND CELEBRA- 
TIONS—HAVE FEW LEGITIMATE CONCESSIONS OPEN FOR SOUTH FLORIDA FAIR, 
TAMPA— NONE OPEN ON WINTER SHOW 

CHAWMFN ^"^^^ ^^^ NOVELTIES. PROPOSITIONS AND IDEAS WORTHY THE CON- 



SIDERATION OF THIS GIGANTIC ENTERPRISE, ADDRESS 



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SOLE OWNER 



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VARIETY 



Wednesday, October 7, 192s 



VARIEH'S CHICAGO OFHCE 

HAL HALPERIN in Charge 

State-Lake Theatre Bldgr., Suite 520 

Phones: Ceutral 0644.4401 



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Latter Liat. 



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Vitit Theae Hita 



LA SALLE S 

BICHARO HEBNUUN pr«iU>nU 



ow 
MittioM tV«d. a 8«t. 



A New Comedy 



"THE PATSY" 

By Barry Conncra, Author of 

•APPLESADCE" 

with CI.AIBORNB FOSTER 

8tit(«d by ALLAN DINEilART 



CORT THEATRE 

CHICAGO 

KOSHER 
KITTY KELLY 

By LEON DE COSTA 



H8AM H. C 
A R R 1*5 
THEATRE 



MATINEES 
WED. AND SAT. 



HAM H. HARRIS PreM>nt<i 

JEANNE EAGELS 

in "RAIN" 



Kj e n t r a Lt 

Brightest Theatre la Chicago, VanBuren 
at MlrhlKaa Avenue 

"MY SON" 



S E L W Y N 

"TELL ME MORE" 



Some rain nnlxed with some cold 
weather drew capacity for the first 
iMaJostlc show Sunday. Comedy is 
the predominating: feature with six 
of the eight acts connecting' for 
laughs. "In Hawaii," comedy slcit of 
the old 8ctK>ol, employinK a droll 
southern comic, straight man, 80U- 
bret, ingenue and four choristers 
toi>s the program. The comedian in 
the turn works in white face with a 
southern dialect. He is a corking 
delineator of southern "blue" melo- 
dies and his material is true to 
vaudeville form. A real good act for 
the intermediates. 

Tabor and Green (colored), next 
to closing, took second comedy hon- 
ors of the show. Their talk is a con- 
glomeration of everything, but their 
peculiar delivery gets results. "Bits 
of Gems," another "fl.nsh" combina- 
tion, supplied the dancing for the 
show. Four girls and two men form 
this offering. The body of the turn 
is centered around a mixed team of 
buck dancers and a Russian dancer, 
wlio doubles on the concertina. The 



little encouraLgemant. "Bits of 
Qema." Tabor and Grean and "In 
Hawaii" followed, respectively. 

Loop. 



With seven of the eight acta us- 
i.ng full stage In whole or in part, 
the Palace bill violates principles 
of good bookintr but makea a won- 
derful show. Charlotte Greenwood 
headlines, getting sole billing In 
front of the house. 

Miss Greenwood opened in "one" 
with a few songs. Martin Broones, 
her pianist, was programmed as the 
composer of "The Hitx Rovue" and 
the "London Chariot Revue." He 
soloed with something he "Just 
wrote," while Miss Greenwood pre- 
pared for the full stage scene from 
the RItz Revue wherein the world, 
telephone operators, messenger 
boys, iceman and a burglar conspire 
to prevent her taking a bath. This 
was a laughing riot. 

There were numerous.stage waits 
during the afternoon but all in all 



with 



LOU HOLTZ 
EmMa HAIG 

mabel withee 



WOODS 



greatest 
musical success 

ZIEGFELD PRODUCED 

EDDIE CANTOR 
"KID BOOTS" 
MARY EATON 

And Original Jfew York Cxt 



IN 
WITH 



HENRY G. CLARKE 

and 

HORACE SISTARE 

Present 
OSCAR O'SHEA and Mnjretle Theatre- 
Flayers, Waukeican. III. 
ONB BILL. A W^EBK 
OUR ZIST WEEK 

Theatres Wanted for Stock 

Royalty Playw Only 






ACTORS 



While PUyiOK In ChleoKO Call oo 

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Room 713, 77 W. Waahington St. 
I have Bomething that will Inter- 
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CORRESPONDENCE 

All matter in CORRESPONDENCE rafera to current week unless 
otherwise indicated 

The cities under Correspondence in this iasua of Variety are as 
follows and on pagaa: 



Page 

ALBANY 60 

BALTIMORE - 61 

BRONX 57 

BROOKLYN 61 

BUF-ALO 61 

CHICAGO 56 

CINCINNATI 63 

CLEVELAND •. 61 

DETROIT 63 

INDIANAPOLIS 60 

KANSAS CITY 58 



Pane 

MILWAUKEE 58 

NEWARK 62 

NEW ORLEANS 59 

OKLAHOMA CITY ^.... 60 

PITTSBURGH 61 

PORTLAND, ME 60 

ROCHESTER 59 

SALT LAKE CITY 63 

SEATTLE 58 

ST. LOUIS 99 

SYRACUSE 58 



drew laughs with a "Bowery" char- 
acter. The six glrla again appear 
doing a fast "Charleston," followed 
by the O'Connor Sisters, corking 
harmony sister team, doing three 
numbers. 

Gatttson Jones, Elsie Elliott and 
Hollywood Band were next, and 
clicked with some fast stepping and 
singing. The six piece combination 
la above the average. The latter 
turn is the feature of the show, and 
more than held down their position. 
Prank Hamilton, a delineator of 
"pop" numbers, was slated a trifle 
too late to get the best results. The 
closing had the entire company 
doing a fast tempo to a "Charles- 
ton" to applause. The running 
time of the show was one hour and 
-0 minutes. 



.Tudge Charles Edward RuU, who 
portrayed the character of "Abe" 
Lincoln in the "Iron Horse" (Fox) 
Is being presented In a vaude sketch 
by Robert Sherman for mid-west 
territory. 



LOS ANGELES 58 TORONTO 59 

MINNEAPOLIS 63 ' WASHINGTON 63 



latter was" handicapped through one 
of the preceding turns also using the 
instrument. The dancers are the big 
"punch, v?itt5 one sirl putting over a 
"pop" number fair and the other 
executing a fast Jars t,oe dance. The 
sixth member merely is a ftUer-ln, 
doing the Introductory number. 

Chas. ReiUy. corking hand-bal- 
ancer, who delivers his stuff on ta- 
bles and cliairs, gave the show a 
fine start. His routine balances well 
and got over. Crelghton and Byron, 
mixed comedy offering, failed to 
click in the early position. Their 
chatter is conventional for the cali- 
bre of the turn, with their special 
comedy numbers not strong enough. 

Chrissie and Daley scored with a 
novelty offering. The man's animal 
impersonation is the strong feature 
of the turn. Amoros and Jeanette 
clicked with the comedian's gro- 
tesque comedy. The latter Is bol- 
stered with some playing on the 
concertina and the Scotch finish 
with the woman playing the bass 
driim. The last piece of business 
drew good applause. 

Brady and Mahoney kept up the 
fast pace with their cross-fire ma- 
terial. The parody on "My Little 
Girl," though a trifle old. got over. 
Numerous other comedy verses act 
as an applause-getter, but received 



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the boys back stage and Danny 
Russo in the pit managed very well. 
The show waa absolutely stopped 
t>]r Bob and Gale Sherw<ood and 
band. Just preceding Miss Green- 
wood. The Sher woods kept bow- 
ing and bowing but did not^ome 
across with either encore or speech. 

Teck Murdock and the Kennedy 
Slaters on "No. 1," gave the bill a 
great puah-off and had to come 
back for a fourth bow. Walter and 
Paul Brlant following, presented 
knockabout pantomime to strong 
returns. The Wilson Brothers, only 
act on the bill entirely in "one," 
kept up the fast pace set by the 
first tw« turns. 

Back after an absence of four 
years, Bert Errol, fourth, went over 
on velvet with his female imper- 
sonations. Errol clowns and mixes 
the soprano with the alto for 
laughs. Ernest R. Ball and his five 
feminine assistants were next to 
closing. Only two notches later on 
the bJU than the Sherwoods, the 
audience welcomed them despite 
music galore ahead. The old 
favorites written by Ball during the 
past 26 years brought applause. 

The Australian Waites 'closing, 
got their full share of the applause. 
The Waites aa usual were sartorl- 
ally brilliant. 

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A "Syncopation Show," specLilIy 
recruited by Boyle Woolfolk, booker 
of the Butterfleld Circuit Michigan 
territory, drew capacity at the Par- 
thenon, where the show made its 
initial bow. It Is one of the best 
combinations Introduced hereabouts 
and produced without special elec- 
trical effects and scenic equipment. 
The seven individual turns em- 
ployed possess their own settings, 
which are used throughout. A girl 
act working in and out frequently 
makes up the chorus. 

For speed and real syncopated 
novelties this outfit gives satisfac- 
tion. In any house playing a six 
act bin It should drav more than 
^average business, , -,j^.. 

The show opens with tne chorus 
In a number labeled "Over the Gar- 
den WaH." This was followed by 
Ruth De Quincy in a fast acrobatic 
number. Dolly Dumplln, miniature 
oemedlenne. Introduces a couple of 
"kid" character songs that con- 
nected solidly. Then came Julius 
PIsher with syncopation via a one- 
string fiddle with a horn attach- 
ment. Tim Marks, combination whis- 
tler and dancer, elicited strong ap- 
plause. He was followed by an un- 
billed girl possessing a good voice, 
who renders "A Flower From an 
Old Bouquet," backed by four chor- 
isters. Dolly Dumplln reappears for 
.several routines of hard shoe danc- 
ing that scored. The youngster also 

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While none of the acts really 
flopped at the Lincoln the Inst half, 
that did not prevent it being a very 
bad vaudeville show. It was a toss- 
up between Walter Fishter and Co. 
.sketch, and Lang and Voelk (New 
Acts) as to which act held the least 
talent. Lnng and Voelk had the 
most nerve. Everything they do 
has been done better before in much 
worse houses than the Lincoln. 

Amoros and Janet, purveyors of 
hoke, got across pretty well in third 
position, getting the comedy with 
the use of grotesque makeups. Jack 
LaVIer was second. On his merits 
he deserved the next to shut as- 
signment, which Lang and Voelk 
had but did ^lot fill. Lavier's com- 
edy is honest comedy, not cheap 
mugging. 

Willie Higgle and Glrla closed. 
Since last seen the routine has been 
sreatly changed and not, unfor- 
tunately, for the better. At first ap- 
praisal the turn looked like a sure 
thing for the better stuff, but now It 
is doubtful. Hlggle's plan of post- 
poning his own appearance until 
almost the end of the act is not the 
best. 

A conventional roller skating trio, 
Rarger, Miller and Co., opened. 
Sterile so far as working up any 
applause is concerned. 

A talky. badly cast and amateur- 
ishly acted sketch was presented by 
Walter Fishter & Co. The man who 
does the missionary uncle just re- 
turned from Egypt is aa stiff as a 

(Continued on page 57) 

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board and as mechanical aa a 
phonograph. Loop. 



The Chicago Bert Levy office is 
now booking Shlndler's theatre 
(Mllwaul(ee avenue), near the Star. 



The Western production, "Listen 
to Me." sponsored by Louis Morgan 
and planned for a W. V. M. A. coast 



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tour, clo.sed at Waterloo, la., and ha^ 
been shelved. 



The Negro Players of the Shadow 
Arts Theatre read the "So 'Count 
lioy" over the radio last weelc. It is 
the play which won the Belasco cup 
in laist season's Little Theatre tour- 
nament. 



"What Price Glory?" traveled in a 
special train from New York to 
Omaha to play at the Brandies the- 
atre during the American Legion 
convention, now in session. It comes 
to the Studebaker Oct. 12. 



The new Fond du Lac theatre, 
Tond du Lac, Wis., opens early in 
November. James Wingfteld has 
tentatively booked "The Rivals" as 
the opener. The house will play 
road shows, alternating with pic- 
tures and vaudeville. 



Harry Askin, general manager, 
Sousa's Band, was here last week 
making arrangements for the Octo- 
ber concerts at the Auditorium. 



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"Tell Me More" will close Satur- 
day at the Selwyn according to re- 
port and will go to the warehouse 
instead of Los Angeles, the direct 
jump having been abandoned. 



Lester Bryant and E. A. Well 
have incorporated the Lakeview 
Playhouse Co., which will hold and 
operate the lease on the Michigan 
Boulevard theatre. 



Frank Q. Doyle, one of the pio- 
neer bookers of Chicago, has given 
up his office here and left for Flor- 
ida. 




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Walter Duggan, manager of the 

Seiwyn, is one of the very few Chi- 
cagoans who has ducats for the 
World Series. Duggan is a personal 
friend of Grantham and Aldrldge, 
former Cubs and now with Pitts- 
burgh, who got the manager the 
precious pasteboards. 

Pill Killifer, former manager of 
the Windy City nine, will be Dug- 
gan's companion. 



Bert Smith has switched his Rag- 
time Wonders Mu.iical Stock from 
T^uisville to the Colonial,* Cleve- 
land, and shifted his other company 
from Columbia. 9. C, to Louisville. 

White and Manning has played 
their Balaban and Katz contr.icts 
and gone to London to appear in the 
Piccadilly Caim. *■ 



Paul Harold, manager "No. 1" ad- 
vertising car, Sells-Kioto Clr<us, is 
recovering rapidly in Austin, Minn, 
r .' became ill some months ago 
when the show played there. 



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HARRY and MARY ©CRANTON at the Stato, 
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Where ShowfoH^S^op! 

Last week, at our Broadway shop, we 
had the pleasure of welcoming Miss 
Edna Leedom of the Ziegfield Follies, 
who was selecting new slippers for 
the road. Also Miss Alma Tell who 
came in to choose footwear for her 
Dillingham production and Miss 
Doris Patston, the prima donna of 
"Louie the XIV" who selected some 
fascinating evening slippers. 



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To no one is beautiful footwear more 
important than to the women of the 
stage, and she who would be smartly 
shod, and knows where showfolk 
shop, will wisely shop there too! 



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BRONX, N. Y. 

•By P. W, TELL 

Leo Brechtr, who has a string of 
theatres in this borough, will open 
his new Boston Ko.id theatre, at 
Stobblns avenue and Boston road, 
Friday evening (Oct. 9). 

The hou.'^e, designed by Douglas 
Hall, Is built on a bowl effect, and 
la said to be the only one of its kind 
In New York city. There Is no b;il- 
cony, the entire seatlns cap.iplty of 
2,000 belnff contained on one floor. 
The .style of the the.itre Is in Itallnn 
renaisnance. It will play straight 
pictures. 



Gilbert Josephson, who formerly 
mnn.iKt'd the Willis (vaudeville) in 
Ibis borough., hitf. returned as tnan- 
aKer of the CrescCftt, pictures. Jo- 
sephson Is a fornner publicity and 
exploit.'ition man who has made 
good a.i a theatre manager. 



Wlllia are putting on a new play 
this week, "The Spider." Jack 
Squire and Marlon Vantyne have the 
leading roles in the piece. It Is a 
mystery drama. 



Upon their arrival from Ireland 
la.st week 169 Irish lassies Informed 
immigration officials that they are 
bound for Hollywood and as future 
adreen stars. 



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VARIETY 



Wednesday , October 7, 1825 



VARIETY'S LOS ANGELES OmCE 

ARTHUR UNGAR in Charge 
Chapman Bldg., Suite 610 

756 So. Broadway; Phone 6005 Van Dyk 



LOS ANGELES 



ProfattionaU have the fre* uw of Vanetya 
Lot AngalM Offio* for information Mail 
may ba addraaaad cara Variety, Chapman 
BIdfl., Loa Anoalaa. It will ba held subject 
!• eall or forwarded, or advertised in Va 
riaty'a i.attar Liat. 



Slnger'e MldReta or any other 
headline act will mean little bo far 
aa drawing power at the Orpheum 
ia concerned as long aa houses in 
adjacent territory booking Orpheum 
vaudeville sell the headline acts for 
one-third the price asked at the 
major house and throw a good feat- 
ure picture in with the cut price. 

Last week at the Monday night 
performance it was a repetition of 
other weeks, with the lower floor 
holding little better than half the 
capacity. The show was far better 
than the bouse has had in several 
weeks as a whole, but there was 
missing that old time regular Mon- 
day night crowd that journeyed In 
from Hollywood and nearby com- 
munities. Those folks no doubt are 
awaiting the arrival of these acts in 
a more convenient place to see them 
at a much lesser price than they 
pay at the Orpheum. 

Singer's Midgets, expected to 
pack them to the doors, just could 
not cope with the situation and 
they and the balance of the acts, 
with one exception, faced a very 
cool audience. Due to the Singer 
Troupe taking up around one hour 
of running time there wore only 
seven acts on the bill with the big 
turn closing the show. 

Opening the show were the Royal 
Gascoignes. The man is the work- 
ing part of the act with the wom- 
an simply handing him juggling 
props. His routine of Juggling is 
excellent, but his talk is to the 
other extreme. In the deuce spot 
were Billy Farrell and Co., offering 
old time clog and buck and wing- 
ing stepping, with a sprinkling of 
song by the women. Two members 
are audience plants who make their 
presence known when Farrell gives 
an imitation of Fat Rooney step- 
ping. Then they both come to the 
stage and tie the show In knots 
with their stepping and singing. 
The turn la a neat and pleasing 
novelty. 

Arthur and Morton Havel, with 
Helen Lockhart, came next In "Liov- 
^rs* lAne." Tha offericg la a light 



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and wholesome one, but pleasing. 
After them were Joe Mack and Gall 
Rosslter, with rapid fire gags, sing- 
ing and grotesque dancing. This 
was the flrst act on tha bill to 
awaken the audience. The grotes- 
Que dance of Macks was very much 
liked with their double reading nov- 
elty stepping used for a close, get- 
ting over in good fashion. Eva 
Clark was next with her song cycle. 
Her pianist, Dan Caslar, con- 
tributes a heavy interlude as 
well as a one hand solo. The 
former selection could be eas- 
ily eliminated, and were Miss Clark 
inclined not to change her costume 
the latter could be left out without 
being missed. Miss Clark, with her 
sweet and wholesome voice and 
charming appearance clicked. 

EM and Tbm Hlckey on next tied 
the show in a knot with their gro- 
tesque antics, talk and dancing. 
Singer's Midgets added the color- 
ful element to the performance. 
Though the act ran around an hour 
and closed the show, few of the 
cash payers walked out Vng. 



MARYLAND APT«. 
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LONG BEACH, CAL 

Quiet, faometlke. Bteem heat; hot water. 
Bincle Apt*., tit to tti wk.; doubles. 
fn to $4* wk. ; I weeks, lower: month. 
Still lower. Also rooms. 

10% Ditconnt to Frofeision 



A baby movie contest in connec- 
tion with the fllm, "The Bandit's 
Baby," (F. B. O.) crowded the Pan- 
tages last week, the infants making 
it pleasant for the performers. 

The opener, Eva Thea and Co., 
of(ered a cycle of aerial (eats, with 
Miss Thoa being especially adept 
on the rings and rope. Her male as- 
sistant contributes some comedy 
but otherwise is used for "supe" 
purposes. Carlisle and La Mai 
"deuced" and have some bright 
lines in their skit "The Interview- 
ed'" Battleship Cadets Jazz Band, 
assisted by Frisco Nick and Strut 
Mitchell, wend their way through 
a conventional jazz routine. The 
going seems quite difficult for the 
band but Nick and Mitchell come 
to the rescue with some fancy 
stepping. All members wear white 
"gob" suits. 

On fourth were Benson and Mas- 
slno with Marion Bawn, doing well 
in Interpretive dancing and acro- 
batics. Miss Bawn is a toe dancer 
of considerable ability, and makes 
a striking appearance '.n abbreviat- 
ed costume. The team burlesques 
one of her dances and the travesty 
goes over for a wow. Eddie Hill 
panicked 'em with his songs and 
"philosophy." His crying number, 
"They Won't Leave Me Alone," al- 
ludes to the fair sex and stands out 
prominently while hia "philosophi- 
cal" explanation of tha pictures he 
azhlblta on a blackboard la distinct- 
ly clover. 

A musical act. "Carnival of Ven- 
ice," closed and scored substantial- 
ly. The group consists of Ave men 
and three women and the Instru- 
ments used are accordions, saxo- 
phones, harp, violin, piano, mando- 
lin and clarinet. The combination 
makes for effective music and with 
three exceptionsi operatic and clas- 



JOHN P. BRAWN CORPORATION preients 
(By Arrangement with ARTHini' HOPKINS) 

"THE LADY NEH DOOR" 

A New American Comedy by Dorothy Parker and Elmtr Rica 
Mth Jame* SpotUwood 
What th9 Chicago Critic* Said 

FOR ONCE UNANIMOUS IN THEIR OPINION 

"A well-made, shapely and witty play. . . . One of the aeaaon'a very best," 

->FRBDBRICK DONAOHET, Tribune. 

"Cort Theatre scores another big comedy bit In 'The Lady Next Door.' " 

— AMT LB3LIB, Newa 

"A smart bit of writing Is The Lady Next Door,' and It I* perfectly acted." 

JOHN B. JOSBPU, Herald Bxaminer. 
" The Lady Nest Door" opened at the Cort to tremendous applause and laugh- 
ter." — OPTIMIST, American. 

"An excellent and flnely-edged entertainment. Don't miss It" 

— O. L. HALL, Journal. 

"Jamee Spottawood and his talented associates make 'The Lady Next Door' 
well worth seeing." — C. W. COLLINS, Post. 

"The audience Just lored It." —CLAUDIA CAB3IDT, Journal of Commerce. 

Home Office 
WILLIAM BIRNS 
"s-v — . iot yf^^ j7t), fttreet, New Tork 



steal selections are uaed. Peggy 
Hanlon came through the cloud of 
heaviness to do a Charleston and 
the result waa a bans. The "Car- 
nival" can hold a spot on the best 
bills and would click in tha high 
class picture houaea. 

Arthur Kay, graduate of a picture 
house, who directed the orchestra of 
a number of musical comedies and 
is now wielding the baton for "Lady, 
Be Good," has been engaged by 
Thomas Wilkea to officiate as musi- 
cal director for a forthcoming pro- 
duction. "AJl for You," which is 
scheduled to open In San Francisco 
early in November. The cast of this 
show includes Wm. Gaxton, Made- 
lain Cameron, the Eight Tiller Rock- 
ets, Eddie Allen. Earnest Morrison 
and Henry Hull. 



Strand— "Trouble With Wives." 
Wisconsin — "Slave of Fashion." 



Oermaine, dancer, haa closed at 
the Empress and gone to the Cadil- 
lac, Detroit. She Is succeeded by 
Blossom LaVelle, former State- 
Congress, Chicago, chorus girt, 
billed as a Charleston expert. 



Rumors here a dime museum may 
occupy the site of tha old American, 
Milwaukee's oldest fllm house, re- 
cently razed. 



Eddie Welsfeldt. production man- 
ager, Wisconsin (Saxe) has taken 
over the publicity work for the 
house temporarily. 



Under the auspices of the Bastem 
Star, a home and fashion exposi- 
tion Is being held at the Ambassa- 
dor Auditorium thla week. Fan- 
chon and Marco are In charge of 
the entertainment feature. 



Hal Conklln. writing comedies 
during the past Ave years, has 
signed to do it for Harry Langdon. 

Patsy Ruth Miller has recovered 
from Influenza, which conflned her 
at home for three weeks. Aa a re- 
sult work on two pictures in which 
she had a feminine lead waa held up 
until her recovery. The pictures 
were "The Fighting Edge," which 
Henry Lehrman directed, and- 
"Nightie Night Nurse," in which Syd 
Chaplin Is being starred. Both are 
Warner Bros, productions. 



B. P. Schulberg haa gone to New 
York to arrange his 1926-27 produc- 
tions. 



SEATTLE 

By DAVE TREPP 
Col ia«um— "Coast of Fblly.* 
Liberty— "Don Q" (2d weak). 
Strand — "Lady Who Lied." 
Columbia — "HelVa Highroad." 
Blue Mouaa— "East Lynne^" 
Hailig— "Sun Up." 

The leglt season opens at tha Met- 
ropolitan Oct 10 with Thomaa Jef- 
ferson -In "Llghtnln'." Meanwhila. 
the Henry Dulty Co. is making good 
in stoctc 



Goodman Banks, treasurer, Fox & 
Krause, Minneapolis house, is en- 
gaged to wed Cecile Tessner, non- 
professional. 



nin' "; next week, "The Iron Horse.- 
Empir^AU week, "Seven E^j^, 

next week. "Faint Perfume " * 

Rivoli — "The Rainbow Trail" 
Regent— "The Half Way Girl" 1 
Savoy— "High and Handsome" I 
Crescent — "Code of the West.'"' 

The Palaco, newest addition ts 
the ranks of neighborhood housM. 
opened on Monday under the man 
agement of Charles P. Ollmore Tha 
house, seating more than 1,200 is 
one of the largest residential 
theatres in Central New York it 
will have a straight picture policy 
with changes of bill nightly. The 
flrst offering was "The Thundering 
Herd." The house is owned by 
Alfred Dl Bolla. ' 



Harold Hansen, assistant treas- 
urer, Gayety, has resigned to enter 
the University of Wisconsin. 

KANSAS CITY 

By WILL R. HUGHES 

Shubert— "Is Zat So?" 

Shubert- Missouri — "White Cargo" 
(2d week). 

Gayety — "Burlesque Carnival" 
(Columbia). 

Empress— "Smiles and Kisses" 
(Mutual). 

Orpheum— Vaudeville. 

Pantages — ^Vaudeville. 

Globe — Loie Bridge, musical 
(stock). 

Twelfth Street — Pop. burlesque. 

Mainstrset — "Don Q" (2d week). 

Liberty— "Siege." 

Royal — "The Freshman" (8d 

Newman — "Wild. Wild Susan" 
(Aim), and "Syjicopated Fall Festi- 
val." 



A! Pinklesteln. manager. Strand, 
la back from threa weeluf trip to 
southern California. 



NOW EN TOUR 
THftOUQ^ MIDDLE WEST 



The Palace Hip (Win King) cut 
the mat prices to 26 cents last week. 

"B&by Peggy" In person drew 
heavily at tha Pan laat week. 

De Mllle has another company In 
the Northwest at this time filming 
Braveheart." Rod La Rocque will 
bo starred. Lillian Rich is opposite. 
Supporting are Robert Edeson. Jean 
Acker. Tyrone Power and Arthur 
Houseman. A company of about 40 
will spend some time on the Yakima 
Indian reservation on the picture. 

Portland, Ore, has engaged WIl- 
helm Vara Hoogstraten to lead its 
Symphony orchestra. 

MILWAUKEE 

BY HERB ISRAEL 

Davidson— "The Lady Next Door." 
Palace — Orpheum Vaudevilla. 
Miller — Loew Vaudeville. 
Majestic— Midwest Vaudavllla. 
Pabst— German Stoctc. 
Gayety— "French MOdela" (Mu- 
tual). 

Empress— "Hot. Hot Hottentots" 
(Stock Burlesque). 

Alhambra — "California Straight 
Ahead (fllm). 

Garden— "Hell's Htghroad." 

Merrill— "Bomola." 



"White Cargo," with Leon Gor- 
don (author) In lead, opened a 
threa weeks' engagement at the 
Shubert- Missouri Sunday. 

-RCwe Bratnard, treasurer, Shu- 
bert, attached to the police trafBc 
this summer. Is back at the theatre. 
He is assisted by Leo Wyman. At 
the Shubert-MIssourl Pamell Man- 
gan la treasurer and Ralph Lewis 
assistant 

A convention of Insurance under- 
writers, attended by 4,000 delegates, 
helped the amusement places last 
week. 



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SYRACUSE, N. Y. 

By CHESTER B. BAHN 

Wieting — First habC "Naughty 
Cinderella" with Irene BordonI; last 
ha.\t, George White's "Scandals" of 
1984; next week, flrst half, "Ara- 
besque"; laat half, ''Venice For 
Two." 

B, F. Keith'*— Keitb-Albee vaude- 
ville and pictures. 

Temple — Pop vaudeville and fllma 

Strand — All week. "The Gold 
Rush": next week, same. 

Robbins- Eckel — All week, "Light- 



Shock incident to the destruction 
of the Bastable theatre and block 
by flre In February, 1923, Is held 
responsible for the death last week 
of Mrs. Hannah Meatyard Baatabl^ 
owner of the property. Surviving 
are two sons, Frederick and Ste- 
phen, the latter who was in per« 
sonal charge of the playhouse, and 
a daughter, Mrs. Smith T. Fowler. 

The Happy Hour, operated by Ben 
Fitzer, has been renamed "The 
Swan." 



Hibernian Hall, Utlca, will be 
remodeled for theatrical purposes 
and when the work is finished, will 
be known as the Family Theatre. 
The present Family Theatre will 
be altered for stores. The corpora* 
tlon controlling both properties la 
beaded by John Augello. 



Frank Smith, 16, wanted for que8« 
tioning in connection with the bur« 
glary of the Swan theatre herob 
broke away from his ' guard while 
being taken to police headquarters 
from the Detention Home and es<< 
caped. 

Motion picture machine operatorf 
here won their flght for a wage in- 
crease last week, signing a new 
contract with the local theatre 
managers' association for three 
years. The new scale is $51 and 
149 for the big houses, while op- 
erators In neighborhood houses get 
$2.50 more a week. 



FLAGG 

I <)> \\(.l-ll-^^ >. \ N |-K\MiS(ll 



CALLI CALL! 

For AU ArtlsU to Eat a* 

MULLER'S COFFEE SHOP 

724 S. Hill St., Loa Angelas 

Between Pantares and Hill St. Theatres 

Bon b7 Carl and UlUan Muller 

THE OLD-TIME HOOP ROLLERS 
10 perceot dlacouat to the profession 



STRICTLY UNION MADE 



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IT 




Shopworn and Slightly Used Taylor, Hart> 
man, Indestructo and Bal Trunks always on 
hand. 



WB DO REPAIBIMO. 



WBITE FOK CATALOG. 



• SAMUEL NATHANS, Inc. 

568 Seventh Avenue, between 40th and 41st Streets. New York Citv 

80I.K AGENTS FOB BAM TRtrNKS IN THE EAST 

rhoaesi Lonracre Sl»7-S319 



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GREETINGS FROM 




HAL SHERMAN 

Having played 8 weeks at London Hippodrome and 8 weeks at Midnight Follies and 
still playing in London, Re-engaged indefinitely to star in new Midnight Follies, Hotel Metro- 
pole (London s most exclusive cabaret), besides the following vaudeville dates: 

2 weeks Coliseum, London 1 week Victoria Palace, London 

2 weeks Alhambra, London 1 week Holborn Empire, London 

Also engaged as principal comedian in a London revue on the termination of mv Hotel 
Metropole engagement, — 



Direction WILLIAM MORRIS 



r 



Wednesday October T, 1925 



VARIETY 



M 



REAPPEARANCE AFTER FIVE YEARS ABSENCE AT 

K^^ YORK HIPPODROME THIS WEEK (OCT. 5) 

AS A FEATURE OF THE BILL 

JOSIE HEATHER 



and BOBBIE HEATHER 



Very Happy Over Our Success. Thanks to MR. MARK LUESCHER 
NEXT W^^^ (OCT. 12) At the Pi.no 

tCEITH-ALBEE 81st ST. JOHN McLAUGHLlN 



ROCHESTER, N. Y. 

By H. D. SANDERSON 
Lyceum — "Student Prince"; "The 



Gorilla" (last half). 

Keitti-Albe« Temple — Vaudeville. 

Gayety — "Flappers of 1925" (Co- 
lumbia). 

Corinthian — "Round the Town" 
(Mutual). 

Fay'e — Pop vaudeville. 

Victoria — Pop vaudeville. 

German-American Hall— "Dulcy" 
(Community Players). 

Eaetman — "Graustark." 

Regent — "Introduce Me." 

Piccldilly— "Lightnln'." 



\srvtsyrty\D<tTy^^ 



The night life is restored to 
New York with the greatest 
tfter-theatre entertianment since 
the days of Shanley's, "Ziegfeld 
Roof* and Rector's, introducing 

AILEEN 
STAtltHT 



Frank L. Smith, treasurer East- 
man Theatre, Friday night foiled an 
attempted hold-up as he and Mrs. 
Gwendolyn Koehl, cashier, were 
counting up some Sl.tiOO In the 
theatre box-ofnce. John Henderson, 
24, Norfolk, Va., is held by local 
police. 

ijmith, facing a gun, jumped up 
and instead ut throwing up bis 
, hands, walked toward the grille. As 
be neared the window he saw thai 
the "gun" was nothing but a leather 
comb case. Smith drew his own 
gun from a holster nearby and 
I>ointed it at Henderson, who turned 
and ran. Smith followed, shouting 
for some one to stop him. 

House Manager John J. O'Neil 
grubbed Henderson in the lobby and 
several patrons aided O'Neil and 
Smith in turning him over to the 
police. Hender.son for two weeks 
was a bookkeeper at the Democrat 
and Chronicle. He needed money 
for medical attention, police stated. 






DIraet trum tha Kit. 
Umt Ctub •( Londan. 
wbM« Britlak BaraUy 
unwfailnMd k«r <!•••■ 
•f Saac. 



EUZA6ETH BRGWK 
DANNCART1 

In a 1Ia<a«a 
Dance Prosram 

JAGKIE TAYLOR 

and hta 

ORdOTRA 

plarlnc UlUne daaee 
mrtodlen fhnt will 
make you happy irau 
are llvlnc Id 1S3S. 



Harry Mitchell, manager Keith- 
Albee Temple, Kochester, announces 
the erection in Hochester of an 
exact dupiicate of ;he new Albee, 
Brooklyn, building starting July I. 
It is probable the new house will 
be Juuilt around the present house 
in Clinton avenue. South. ^,^ 



The State Theatre, Osweeo. 
closed .since Ina, spiing, has re- 
opened under the ownership of 
Kamp Brothers, Syracuse. J. M. 
Gr;s\volcl, Syracuse, will man«g<:. 
Paramount Pictures has ihe con- 
tract. 



Hope Hampton is in Rochester 
aiming McCull's Paris Fashion 
News reels in natural colors. The 
pictures are made by the Koda- 
chrome proooss perfected by th-s 
Kas.niun iaburutories. 

Dr. Kenneth Aiees and John Cap- 
stan" pcn'ectod the color process 
after long experiments. Misu 
Hampton's wintpr plans include a 
new tlve-ietl feature in natural 
colors and an operetta for the 
Shuberts. 



The Roches er Press Club show 
is booked for the Lyceum late in 
January. Don Manning will stage 
a 27-act variety phow. 



Lee made famous, received circus 
billing for Its ctu'rent engagement 
at the Tudor. 



Greyhound racing is engaging the 
more sportively in-clined of the local 
populace at present. A specially de- 
signed track has been provided for 
the dogs. The grandstand has been 
filled nightly, and there is an admis- 
sion fee of 99 cents to all. The 
Mutuel system of betting prevails. 



"The Gorilla" did a trifle better 
than $10,000 during its first seven 
days at the Tulane. The mystery 
farce is remaining for a second 
week. "No, No. Nanette" follows. 
Harry Jackson, former minager, St. 
Charles, is "back" with "Nanette." 



The local Little theatre begins its 
dalliance with art next week. The 
petite temple of histrionism has 2.- 
700 members, and is always "sold 
soUd" for all performances. 



Tito Schlpa is scheduled to Induct 
the Robert Hayne Tarrant series of 
concerts at the Shrine auditorium 
the latter part of this month. 

TORONTO < 

Reyal — i'Venice For Two" (Arch. 
Selwyn's). 

Princesa— "You Never Can Tell" 
(English stock). 

Uptown — "Brewster's Millions" 
(stock). 

Shea'a — Benny Leonard, vaude- 
ville. 

Pan — Vaudeville, "The Wheel" 
(film). 

Leew** — Vaudeville, "Lucky 
Devil." 

Tivoli — "Drusilla With A Mil- 
lion." 

Hippodrome— '."Romola." ( 

Reyent — "Don Q." 



Arch. Selwyn's "Venice For Two^" 
Roi Cooper Megrue's adaptatTon of 
Sacha Guitry's "L'Accroche Coeur," 
planned for New York production 
later in the month, opened at the 
Hoy&I here, and drew much pub- 
licity. Special notice was l>a8ed on 
the fact Arch. Selwyn is an old 
Toronto boy — the newspapers play- 
ing up the fact the producer was 
toting the show to '>he old liome 
town to see before he carted it to 
Broadway. 



Garrick — "Smiles and Kisses" 
(Mutual). 

Gayety — "Wine, Woman and Sony' 
(Columbia). 

Liberty — Burlesque stock. 

Missouri — "The Trouble with 
Wives." 

Loew's State— "Black Cyclone." 

Grand Central, West End, Lyric 
and Capitol — "Graustark." , 

Kings and Rivoli — 'tBelow the 
Line." 

Delmonte— "The Police Patrol." 



The Fall Fashion Pageant recently 
staged at the Garden is being pro- 
duced this week in Springfield, Mo. 
Major Jjcvy, director; Irma Summa. 
ballet mistress; Elva Magnu.s. and 
more than 40 models and choristers 
are taking part. 



The Columbia Theatre Co. Is be- 
ing sued for $10,000 by Martin & 
Breitt, local real estate dealern. 
claimed as commission for closing 
the sale of the Columbia Theatre 
Building. 



lice to the word "bet" on the enve- 
lope. The boys were releawed with 
a warning. 



The 46th annual visit of the Veiled 
Prophet was to be held Tuesday 
night with a parade of 20 float.-*. The 
ball and the prophet's coronation of 
hi.s queen will be held tonight 
(Wednesday). All society will be 
present at the Coliseum for the lat- 
ter event. 



NORTH RIVER 
SAVINGS BANK 

206-212 W. 34th S«ii*A%f 

H«» declared a quHrterl/ dividend at 
the rate of 



4%'. 



KB 



Johnnie Baker, assistant house 
manager, and two ushers of Ixiew h 
State, were arreated and held two 
hours in the jail at Fairmount race 
track one day last week. The three 
were busy passing out envelopes 
bearing "The Best Bet" and con- 
taining announcement of "Black 
Cyclone," written in racing terms. 
Bettini: la forbidden by Illinois Inw. 
and exception warn taken by the po- 



rayahle on and after Oet. !•, IttS 

DKFOHITH MADR ON OH IlKPOKR 

0<T. !• WIM. URAW INTKKRHT 

FKO.M OCT. I, lots 

BANK OPEN 

MOKDATt) Md FKIOATS 

trmm • A. M. to 7 P. M. 

Matnrdnya, t A. M. t« noon 

Other 4nre, • A. M. *• S P. M. 

A4iam»t t* Pmm. asd L. I. TerailaaU. A* 

aaMMePed laeatwa, eaavealeat ter siMeraaa- 

ito* aad aaaiMiM* 'raa evMYWlMr*. 

WrH* tar Oar Baehtot "Baaktat tm Mail" 



"Venice For Two," Arch. SeUvyn't> 
»icw show, is 8.h<duled for the Ly- 
ceum, Oct. 12-13-14. 

George Eastmair and party re- 
turn Oct. 11 from a hunting trip in 
the wiUls of Alaska and Briiish 
Coiumb.a. 



JJUNER SUNDAY^ AT 6. Pj^M. 

Ito Convert Ckargt for Dinnor 

ton TABL£ RKHERVATION8 
PHONR C<OLltMBi;8 tl40-Mia 



OMfOTcgJoxni^ 




NEW ORLEANS 

BY O. M. SAMUEL 

Tulane— "The r'.orilla." 
St. Charlee—' Grounds for 
vorce* tSaehger Players). - 
Orph•uW-j!^•^'tn^(leville. 
Palace^ Vaudeville. 
Loew's Crescent— Vaudeville 
Strand— "Shore Leave." 
Liberty— "The Lost World." 
Tudor— "The Iron Horae." 



Dl- 



,^.«AMSI5H6p'-^' 



The Iron Hor«e " the picture Joe 



ARE YOU GOING TO EUROPE? 

•»«*m»hlp aco«mmod»tlona arranK'd en all Llnea at Main OBW Prteae. 

iVwts are colog very toll! nminBe earlj 

'oreirn Mcney iKnuht and aold Liberty Bond* booKht Md soio. 

PAUL TACSie * SON. 1»4 Be»» l*t*» **• "•* **'* 
Phene Stujrreaant «I8»-6I»"7 



"Drusilla With A Million." after 
playing Ma.ssey Hall < concert au- 
ditorium) during the Can.ndlan Na- 
tional Exhibition, is back for a re- 
turn engagement at the Tivoli at 
pop prices. 



There Is a possibility that the 
Hart House Players, opening its; 
season Oct. 12 with Jacob Ben-Ami 
as Rue«t star, may come into dircci 
conrpetition with the downtowri 
houses and run the opening bill, 
"Samson and Delilah" for a second 
week at the Comedy Theatre. 

>3tshloy Dukes, English" Tpiaytf«ght 
and author of "The Man With A 
Ixjad of Mischief," was in Toronto 
Last week to see the American pre- 
miere of bis play. 



ST. LOUIS 

By LOU RUEBEL 

American — ".No, No, Nanete" f3d 
week). 

Shubert-Jefferson — "Rose-Marie" 
(2d week). 

Empreee— "The Nervous Wreck" 
(stock). 

Orpheum — Vaude. 

Grand Opera House — Vaude and 
pictures. 



riELP! HELP! 
YOU- 

Micht Have Be«n On« of Those 196 Men and 

Wonen of Show Business to Seek the Charitable 

Shelter Last Year of the 

AMERICAN 

THEATRICAL 

HOSPITAL 

(CHICAGO) ** 

We Spent $28,423.50 to Make Them Well and 
Happy Once Again. This Money Comes from a 

BENEFIT MATINEE 
^7E»i'S A«)LLO THEATRE^ 



CHICAGO . ^ 

SUNDAY AFTERNOON, OCT. IITH 

This Worthy Charity Needs l4elp! Won't You Send 
What You Can to 

AARON J. JONES, Treas., 

25 West Madison St., 
Chicago, 111. 



^ 



Pat«y- 



IRWIN SISTERS 

LATE^AJIS OF RAINBO GARDENS 



Billie 



NOW PLAYING 



OUR THIRD RETURN ENGAGEMENT AT THE ALAMO CAFE, CHICAGO , 



•0 



VARIETY 



Weanafaa7, OctoEer T. 1911 



f! 

ii 



NEW YORK THEATRES 



ii 



•WWIW U MI H Iimi 



^ THE 
• POOR 



NUT 



with 
ni.i.ioTT 

M'liKNT 



48tn ST. Mal=i. WvJ. & Sat.. 2:31). 



HAVE YOU MET li^.TZI^Tyf 



Mr. MiilliRiMi nnil 



OON'T 
MIS.S 
niKM 
In TIIK 



GORILLA 



LONGACRE 



rrNMKST SHOW IN TOWN 

eci lAJVM WKST 4:nd street 

StLWrlM Mali. Wed. and Sat. 



ZIEGFELD COSMOPOLITAN 

THEATRE. Col. Clrcl* S9th St, & Bway 
Mntlnre* Thai>day * Satnrday 

LEON ERROL in 
LOUIE THE 14TH 



Kt-l ULSLH- Mat*. Wed. A Sat.. J.SO 
ANNE NICHOLS' Great Uomedy 

"ABIE'S IRISH 
ROSE"! '°.ilV 

THE PLAV THAT PUTS "U" IN HUMOR 



-B. S. MOSS' THEATRE8- 



f f^I r^WV Uroaaway and B3d St. 
V.VL.Vl'* 1 Noon to 11 



30 



HAROLD LLOYD 

"THE FRESHMAN" 

On Stnfe "Campiw Ciipors" (?i5 Vcople^ 

Pprfurniances I'ontinuoua Daily 

Flrxt Show 10 In the MorninR and 

Midnight Show dcglns at 11:3& P.M. 



PAMFn BROADWAT AND *tD 
V^X^IVIUV/ STREET 

Richard Barthebness 
"SHORE LEAVE*' 



BROADWAY I,HE A T^ RE 

in Exciting Crook Molodrainii 

"GO STRAIGHT" 

with OWEN MOOKR 
<iI..%I>YS IIIII.KTTK 

AND WOIll.irS IIEST VAIIDEVII.I.K 



THE.1TRK GDII.D PBODI'CTIONS 



THEY KNEW WHAT J,%\,i 



with 



I'.llII.INE 
I.ORU 



and I.EO 

C.\RBII.LO 



W T A \\7 W.'»t 4,')th St EtenliiRk 8 40 
n.L/\VV Matlniii Wed. »rid «»t.. t;4(l 

Mat. Columbua Hay, Moadnr. Orl. 12 



GARRICK GAIETIES 

Sparkllnc MoHlral Rrvur 

r* A T? l,> irTv Tli.'i . «5 W. 35ih St. Ev«. 
Vjy Vl\ IViV^JX g :;a M.itsTlHir" Sal .2 :to. 

Mat. Columbus Day, Monday, Oct. \t 



GUILD THEATRE ,l^";',«„™ 

I'Zves.. 8 P.O. Mats. Thura. ^- Sat., 2.30. 
JliTiian! t^hiiw'H ('oim-dy 

ARMS t MAN 

^ with 

Alfred I.unt, I.yiin Kontanne, Pedro 
le Cordoba, Ernest Cossart, Henry 
'I'ravrr.'^. other.'^ 
Mat. Columhus Day, Monday, Oct. 13 



The:i.. W. 48 St. Eva. 8 .10 
Mils. Wed. & Sit, 1.30. 



The BUTTER 
and EGG MAN 



VANDERBUT '^''«» " "' ^ "' ^'^ 

waaA/i:taoxsj± Mat: Wed. and Sat. 
Tb« .»tr MuKical Comody 

MERRY MERRY 

with .Notable Cant 

Harry Archer's Orchestra 



y 

Sat. 



TIMES SaUARE l^^u^l'uZ I' i. 

A. H. Woods presenta 

"THE PEUCAN" 

By P. Tennyson Jesse & H. M. Hurwood. 

with Margaret Lawrence, Fred Kerr, 

Henry Stephenson and Herbert Marshall 

FIRST MATINEE THURSDAT 



CRADLE SNATCHERS 

A Sparkling. Clever. Scintillating Comedy 

with MARY BOLAND 

And a Wonderful Cast 



Henrv Killer's theatre 

ncnry miners ^^t west 43rd street 

Eve.H. 8:10. Mats. Thur.s « .Sat., ! .10. 

•'TIIK NEW SEAHON'i* KKHT PIJ\Y" 

— Hammond, Herald Tribune 

TUB 

VORTEX 

Noel Coward's Triumph 
with Mr. Coward in the leading role 



RFIA^SfrtW 44th S< Eves. 8;J0. 
OCI-irtJV^Vr y.j,^ Thurs. & Sat. 2:30. 

DAVID BEI.ASCO presents 

E H SOTHFRN "^ arrangement 
C. n. J\J I nci\11 ^.^,^ , p^ Shubert 



In 



ACCUSED 



By 

BRIEUX 



Kim DONER 

— ^^ CLOSING OCT. 10th 

After a Successful Summer Engagement at the 
MASON OPERA HOUSE, LOS ANGELES 

Featured in .""^ 

lADY, BEGOOr 



I ITTI F Westt 43d St. Eve. «:J0. 
*-* » I l-i:. Mats. Wed. Sc Sat. at I:I«. 

Direction A. L. Eriancer 

TilK 





V New Comedy .of American Lite bf Barry Delf 

ftTmiir B'way & 46th St. Eves. 8:19. 

UliUAA Mat.s. Wed. & Sat., at 2:30. 

. H. H. Krazee's Uound-the-Worid 

Musical Sensation 

NO, NO. mim 

""»> Louise Groody »"" 'Viii''*"' 



^■W 



PAPITHI nitoADWAY 

'^•^*^* *^-'*- AT GIST .STREET 
STARTINO KINDAY 

RAMON NOVARRO 
in "The Midshipman" 

A Metro-tioldwyn-Mayer Picture 

CAPITDI. ORAND ORCHE.STRA 



PT AVTIftTTSlV *8 St.. E. of B'y. Eves. 
riiAXnUUM!! g j9 y^^^ Wed-Sat., 3.30 

ALICE BRADY 

In a Farce ('onie<ly with Home* 



"OH! MAMA" 

•A REAIXT FINE DRAMATIC AC- 
TRESS.'" -Hums Mantle, News. 



HIPPODROM£ 

Mats, daily, good seats 50c. Bvpa. $1 

BiBgest .'fhow In New York 
.lOilN sti:ki,: .io,hik HKATIIRR; 

t'HKATORF,; KF.I.I.KKMAN : FKK4i(U 
MON; l'IIAI>Wi('K; i,IM>A: THE STAN- 
TOSN; FKKD. AKDATII; IIAVKMAN'S 
ANlMAI^i, and Ora|>lilc-Kcllpmian Per- 
fect Woman f'nnteot. 



MONOLOGISTS 

(Continued from page 15) 
with an economy of emphasis and 
movement, and the utilizing of the 
elements of suspense, surprise and 
relief in the exploding of points 
without drag or wait. 

In short. Just as with the legiti- 
mate-.ACtor, they will iast according 
to the measure of their intelligence, 
,ind the soundness of their ground- 
work of technical mechanics. 
Through that practical artistry— 
which unless learned thoroughly In 
early experience is never quite mas- 
tered. 

Crushing Brains 
For the others who had easy suc- 
cess in the small storeroom the- 
atres Where the late cheap vaude- 
ville originated, they must be con- 
tent with the small buildings still 
left on the western death trails. 
The brighter ones amongst them 
will escape upward into the revues. 
The big time vaudeville manage- 
ment may keep enough of them 
prominently going even at a loss as 
an inspiration to the aspiring air- 
tlsts beneath them; for it Is only 
sense that if the brain is crushed, 
the "small time" llmba must even- 
tually die. 

But, a« this era is upon us. It 
should not be forgotten that the end 
of one era is the beginning of an- 
other; and that already in the 
"Little The.Ttres," now growing up 
like mushrooms throughout our 
land, the real people are showing 
their real tastes for what they real- 
ly want unhampered by arbitrary. 
orRanizations, either of actors or 
managers, and these, eventually, 
will be the haven of the suitable 
monolog, the fine sketch, the fine 
song chiracterizatlons, and eventu- 
ally the worth-while playlet, from 
which a new and characteristic 
American Drama and Vaudeville in 
which the human speaking voice 
may reign again, shall be born. 

Harry Holman, who has been 
playing his "Hard Boiled Hampton" 
sketch in England for several 
months, returns to this country 
shortly and is booked for the 
Palace, New York, Oct. 19. 

INDIANAPOLIS 

By VOLNEY B. FOWLER 

Murat — "The Modern Mika.lo" 
(Elks). 



Little Theatre Pliu^ers, Tulsa, Okia,, 
das begun rehearsals for the first 
presentation, "Belinda" being the 
«)lay. 



ALBANY, N. Y. 

BY TOM BURKE 

Capitol dark first half current 
week with "Best Sliow in Town" 
(Columbia) last half. White's 
"Scandals" first half next we<;k, 
$3.75. I'irst time "Scandals" has 
played Albany. 



Souza and band played to a full 
house at the City Hall Sept. 29. TI19 
March King appeared full of vigor 
throughout the performance in spite 
of his 71 years. 



The twenty-ninth annual Mains 
Musical Festival will be held in 
Portland on Oct. '6. 7, 8. "Martlm " 
in English," is to be the big feature 



Fr.ank Denetta, comic of the floor 
revue at the Abbey Inn on the Ken- 
wood Koad, one of the popular 
cabarets near Albany, will leave 
next month for Miami, where he is 
to join the "Cocoanut CSrove" revue 
at the Hotel Roberts. Ike Bloom Is 
producing the show, which will run 
for 12 weeks. Uenette, who has come 
to be known as the "Al Jolson of 
Albany," Is to Join the revue Nov. 
25. A farewell dinner will be ten- 
dered to the comic by James J. 
O'Hagan, pioprietor, and attaches at 
the Abbey Inn the latter part of the 
niontti. 



Johnny Hines, movie star, got 
plenty of publicity in the Albany 
dailies last week for his picture, 
"The Live Wire," at the Clinton 
Square. Hineti was here for a couple 
of days. He had his picture taken 
with Mayor William S. Hackett, who 
gave the film comedian one of his 
campaign cigars. 



SPECIALIZING IN 

Side Wall Sliding 
Counter-Weight System 
Great Price Reductions 

BERT MAYO 

Stage Equipment and 
Riggers Co. 

Repre««ntntives of J. B. Claaey, Ine. 

KHtiihliMhed IMH.t 

1010 BELDEN AVE. 

SYRACUSE, N. Y. 



€€ 



J. F. Gilmour has taken his post 
as orpanist at the Leland'Cpicturcs), 
Gilmour came to Albany from New 
York, where he played in some of 
the larger motion picture houses. 



Work of demolishing the old City 
Building on South Pe.irl and How- 
iird streets is being rusiicd by Con- 
tractor Shapiro. The Mark Strand 
company will erect a motion picture 
theatre on the site. It will be the 
largest movie house in Albany. 



The Silk Stockings 
That Wear'* 

Perfect Fitting 

SILK 
Full -Fashioned 

Opera Length 
Stockings 

"Sold at the Better Stores" 

Lehigh Silk Hosiery Mills Co. 

«94 Fifth Avenue, New York t'llf 




Trade Mark 



MAKK 



•TR A 



nD 



I!R(».M)WAV 
AT 

"THE DARK ANGEL" 

with RONALD tOI.>1AN and 
VII..nA U.\MiY 

A FlrH»- National i'lrture 

POORS OPEN AT N(JON 
.V1ARIC STRAND SYMPHONY ORCll 



Phantom of the Opera 

with LON CHANEY 

A Universal Production Presented by 
Carl Laemmle. 



ACTr\P TMEa". nway'A 45lh St. 
'*^**-'** Twii-e Oally, 2:30 — 8:30. 



P. .,„B. P. KEITHS «^ 

A-L A € E 

Ifwaj- A 43d St llr>:inl 4300 
C'onrcrts Siindaj- t and 8 P M 
IRENE FKANKI.IN: CARI, RAMIAI.L; 
WAI.IKK 4. KI'If.i.Y; CJKEKN * .IKN- 
141NS: WALTKIC A KMII.Y WAI.TERW; 
Vi,.\.HrA MA.SI,<I\A and othrrw. 

RB. F. KEITH'S w-^ 

iversidE 

ll'way & until St Uiver^lile '.iL'IP 
Sunday Cmrerts. 1:15 and *:15 
SMITH A DAI F with AV<»N 4'4».>iEnV 
FOI K In^-w art); II MtRV .1. (OM.frV; 
FI{I,N< (IE A IIAM>: .lOIIN l(AK< I.AV; 
Ruarh < oni<Hly with ( IIAKl.KV ( IIAHK. 

^^ ^m B. F. KEITH'S ^V^ 

Olst STREET 

glhl A liwav Trafiileni I'.ir.li 
Matinees Itally 

.<?nnd.iv ('(.iirvrts a. I.' .ind 8 15 

TIfK I.Ot'KFOItllN with r\PI. TI.SRN'.S 
nA^n; Tfir I»rtf»NT!M. nthrr-. Plinto- 
liliivs: ■■THE 4i<>4).sE WOW V.N" and 
(O.MF.UV with (IIAKLKY 



Mayor Samuel Lewis Shank has 
the leading part in tlie Klks" "The 
Modern Mikado" (Murat) this week. 
The show is a take-off on the pres- 
ent city administration, and Shank 
consented to portray himself. 

The Fitzpatrick-Mclroy Interests 
have taken over the lease of the 
Ji.'50,000 Tivoli (t>ictiire.s_), Bich- 
m«ivd. Ind.. from tbe^-Qi.ifker. , City 
Kealty Company, Indianapolis. The 
F.-M. lease is for 20 years, ranging 
from JIS.OOO to >-'2,000 yearly rental. 



J. E. Lee, Modora, Ind.. has 
oiiencfi the New Theatre (film) at 
Brownstown, Ind. 



lto.\( Ii 
t'liAMir 



The New Lyric, Ft, Wayne, h. 
been ren.iined Tlie Uiley. 

OKLAHOMA CITY 

By WILLIAM NOBLE 

On -several occasions Art Kiii?;ui 
owner of throe theatres, Ponca City. 
Okia., repudiated the police fnioo 
for failure to lltoially enforce the 
1,'tw prohibiting parking cars In 
front of- his theatres. 

Kecently stopping on a hurried 
trip home Kagan parked his car in 
front of one of his theatres and on 
his return found a notice to call at 
(inlice station, which he did, paying 
tT> ind Costs. " ^~ 



PORTLAND, ME. 

By HAROLD L. CAIL 

After three years of darkness, the 
Jefferson Theatre will reopen with 
stock. There is rejoicing here, as 
Portlandors have long desired a 
change from pictures and vaudeville 

Abraham L. Goodside, lessee. Is In 
New York signing a cast. Wilfred 
Lytell and Bettie Wales will play 
leads. Others engaged are Ellen 
Maher Leigh De Lacey, J. J. Mul- 
rey, June Bradley. W. .T. Rathburn 
will direct and Edward V. Phelan 
will manage. The opening is set for 
Oct. 12. 



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Charles Edwards, director of the V 



ROSS<;iORMAN 

Reeds 

BARNEY AQUILINO 

Bass and Reeds 

TONY COLICCHIO 

Violin and Banjo 

AL EVANS 

Reeds 

DAVE GRUPP 

Drums 
JACK HARRIS 

Violin 

JULES KLEIN 

Cymbalon 

r>iiCK KOUPUKIS 

Flute and Piccolo 



JAMES KOZAK 

Trumpet 

DON LINDLEY 

Trumpet and Arranger 

WILLl/\M McGILL 

Saxophone 

"MIFF" MOLE 

Trombone 

"RED" NICHOLS 

Cornet 
HAROLD NOBLE 

Roeds 
SAUL SHARROW 

Violin 

MILTON 8USKIND 

Piana 



DANCE ARRANGEMENTS BY 

DON LINDLEY and WILL VODERY 

C4JV3SICAL ARRANGEMENTS BY 

HERMAN HAND 

BROADCASTING TUESDAYS AT 8 P. M. THROUGH W £AF 
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Wednesday October 7, 1928 



VARIETY 



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B. F. KETfflS 81STSTJEW YORK, THIS WEEK (OCT. 5) 



BOB 




SONGS, STORIES, STEPS 



Direction ROSE and CURTIS 



BUFFALO , 

By SIDNEY BURTON 

Majeatie — "Suzanne" (John Cort'b 
new musical); n«xt, "Naughty 
Cinderella" (Irene Bordoni). 

8hub«rt-T»ck— "Arabesque": next. 
Greenwich Village Follies." 

Hipp — "He'B a Prince" -"Faahlon 
Bevue." 

LoAw's — "Trouble with "Wives." 
Lafayett* — "School for Wives." 
Oayaty — MoIUe Williams (Colum- 

Wa). 
Gardei*— "Qlgglee" (Mutual). 



Harry Abbott, manager. Corinth- 
ian, Rochester, formerly of Buffalo, 
who pleaded guilty to falsifying tax 
returns on Garden theatre receipts 



Th0 Guardian oi a Good 
Complmxian 



ABSCLUTtlY GUARANTEED 



Hold* the Centrm of the 
Stago 



here, will be sentenced In Federal 
C^urt, Buffalo, this week. Sentence 
has been deferred antll now pend- 
ing a settlement with the revenue 
dei>artment. 



Evelyn WUUama, of the Stone- 
Plllard show (Qayety) last week 
was relieved of a fur neckpiece by 
customs officers at Black Rock when 
she entered the States from Canada 
Sunday. 

The wrap was purchased by Miss 
Williams in Toronto. She neglected 
to declare it to the customs and it 
will be sold at public auction by vhe 
govenununt here this month. 



SUNSHINE CARDS from 
the SUNSHINE GIRL 

My Miacellaneoua Aaaortmant 
•oneista of 15 lovely carda for vari- 
ewa occasions, such aa Birthdayai 
Waddinga, Shut- In, etc.; nicely 
boxed. $1.00. 

I alao carry a full line of Gotham 
Gold Stripe Hosiery at atandard 
prices. 

DOROTHEA ANTEL 

6O0 West 186th Street 

NEW YORK CITY 



CLEVELAND 

By C. S. GREGG 

Hanna — "Blossom Time." ■ 

Ohio— "Lady Be Good." — 

Keith's Palace— Vaudeville. 

Keith'a E. 108th Street— Vaude- 
ville, "The Fighting Heart." 

Reade'a Hippodrome — Vaudeville, 
"The Fighting Heart." 

Loew'a Allen— "Classifled." "Never 
Weaken." 

Loew's SUte— VaudeviUe, *^he 
Live Wire " 

Loew's Stillman— "The Gold Rush ' 
(Chaplin). 

Circle — "The Man on the Box." 

Loew's Park and Mall— "The 
Golden Princess." 

Colonial — Bums-Padden musical 
stock. 

Columbia — "Chuckles of 1126" 
(Columbia). 

Empire — Kvelyn Cunningham and 
Gang (Mutual). 



Farlane), hu<t week in the Hanna, 
wasn't a knockout either. It got 
just about ncrmal business. 



The Metropolitan (cast side), 
where "White Cargo" (Annette Mor- 
gules) Just closed a l»-week run, l.s 
dark, "Rain" or "What Price Glory" 
may follow soon. 

BROOKLYN, N. Y. 

By ARTHUR J. BUSCH 

Werba's Brooklyn has Mrs. Henry 
B. Harris' "Some Day" this week, 
with the premiere of DlllinRhams 
"City Ca»ap" underlined. The "Music 
Box Revue" last week played to 
good business at a $3.30 top. 

The Majestic will follow up 
"Aloma," current, with two new 
shows, both Shubert musicals. Next 
week will see Joe Santley and Ivy 
Sawyer's "Mayflowers," and the 
wecJc after the new Romberg ox>er- 
etta, "A Royal Pretender." 

Teller's Shubert has "The Good 
Bad Woman" thla week, with 
"Aloma" next week. 



troit. Mr. Kranc has left for Flor- 
ida to engage in tne real estate 
business. 



Jack Cohen has been appointed 
manager of ahe local branch of the 
I'roducers I>lstributing Corporation, 
succeeding U. R. Alnsworth. 



BALTIMORE 

By "BRAWBROOK." 
Academy — "Rl.se of Rosie 
G'Grady." 

Auditorium — "Mission Mary." 
Ford'a— "The Passionate IVlnce." 
Maryland — Keith - Albee vaude- 
ville. 

Hippodrome — Vaudeville; pic- 
tures. 

Garden — Vaudeville; pictures. 



"Edgar Allen Poe" (James Kirk- 
wood-Lila L«e) at the Globe last 
week was a local box ofBce flop. 

"A Luckx Break". (Geor«e Mac- 



Madifton's Budget 

T\T 1 Q ia just out and guar- 
*^0» * •^ anteed to be the fast- 
est and smartest lot of mono- 
logues, miscellaneous acta, side- 
walk patter, minstrel first-parts, 
etc., ever offered. 

PRICE ONK DOLLAR 

Acts James Madiion 

fg 644 Slarkct St., 

_ J i^an Frmneteeo 

Order n,ane Fntaklln 42t 



AURORA ARRIAZA 

Spanish Dancing 

Studio 

llaK Rvmoved to 
17tl UROADWAT — NEW YORK 

Uctwcen S4th and 55th StreeU 
T«l. Ooluinbus 2384 



WANTED 

Chorus Costumes 

Danceland, 635 Fulton Street 

Brooklyn, New York 

riiooe y«Tlaa 06SS 



The Terminal, new, pictures, at 
Fourth avenue and Dean street, has 
opened. The house is manapred by 
the Small Strausberg Circuit The- 
atres, Inc. Seats 2,500. 



PITTSBURGH 

Nixon— "Topsy and Eva." Second 
week. 

Shubert AMn — "Artists and 
Models." 

Shubert Pitt — "Desire Under the 
Elms." Second week. 

Gaysty — "O. K." Columbia bur- 
lesque. 

Academy— "Night Hawks." Mu- 
tual. 

Loew's Aldine— "The Gold Rush.' 
Second week. 

Grand — ^"Wtnds of Chance." 

Cameo — "Peacock Feathera" 

Olympic — "Ix)vers in Quarautln-?." 

Loew's Colonial Theatre In Read- 
ing opened on Monday, Sept. 14, 
under the direction of Louis K. Sid- 
ney, and registered a heavy week. 
The opening attraction was "Never 
the Twain ShaU Meet" The thea- 
ter was taken over by the Loew in- 
terests fa-om Carr and Schad. 

Fire originating in a storage room 
on the second floor of the Lyric 
Theatre building, caused damage 
estimated at $15,000, the equipment 
and decorations of the theater being 
destroyed. 



Manager Lake of the Hippodrome, 
who recently underwent a serious 
operation, is back at his home re- 
cuperating. 



The new executive line-up for 
the Metropolitan, recently acquired 
by the Warners, lists Bernard Dep- 
kin, Jr., house manager, as vice- 
president also. Depkln ha.-! been 
manager of the house since Its 
opening, and is credited with its 
splendid showing as a lirst run 
theatre. 



Frederick R. Huber, Municipal Di- 
rector of Music, is negotiating with 
Milton Aborn for a 8o;i.«!i)n of out- 
door summer opera next year In 
the Biiltimore Stadium. Aborn vis- 
ited Baltimore last week and in- 
sptcted the Stadium together with 
Director Ituber and l>r. Hugh H. 
Young, chairman of the local board 
of guarantors of the Chicago Grand 
Opera Company. 



J. H. Whitehurst's expansive pub- 
licity policy resulted in a selective 
showing of 24 sheet stand Rpeclal 
pictorial posters designed by Olga 
Shapiro for the last Saturday night 
opening of the redecorated Century 
Roof. 



KENNARO'S 
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The strand, Parkorsburg, W. Va.. 
damaged by flre recently, will be 
rebuilt, and will have a seating ca- 
pacity of 1,000. 

J. O. Kent has Buccfeeded Charles 
Krana as manager of the local 
branch of the Warner Bros, ex- 
changes. Mr. Kent most recently 
was with the Fox exchange in De- 



Outstanding in local Journalistic 
events Is the remarkable growth of 
"The Post." the local Scripps- 
Howard tabloid. From 70.000 a 
year ago .t 16 now around 125,000, 
and touched even higher figures 
during the summer baseball season. 
The "Sunday American" is a;«o 
showing an increase, with 165.000 
against 100.000 for the same period 
last year. 




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Wednesday, October 7, 192J 



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Baoai A Bath, a dollar and a half aad ap 

Exeallent Coffea Shop in Connactior 



BILLS HEZT WEEK 

(Continued from page 17) 

it. LOUIS. MO. 

Oimnd O. H. 

Wilbur ft Adama 
Petrle ft Gregory 



> Harmonics 
Crelshton & Byron 
11 Muflcal Hliiea 
Leo Kendall Co 
Richard Vlntura Co 
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ST. PACI. 
False* 

A ft B Prabell* 
Vernon 

Eddie Lannbcrt Co 
Q do Ktbler'a Orch 
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2d halt 
Tba Florlnla 
(Othera to flIO 

SOUTH B'ND, IND. 

Palaee 

Eddie Leonard Co 
Borde ft Robinaon 
Hap Hazard 
(Two to all) 

CHICAGO K-A CIRCIJIT 

CLEVELAND, O. 
Bead'a Blppdr«n»« 

Jack Hanler 



2d half 
Qaaton A Palmer 
UperaloKue 
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SPB'OFIBLD, n.L. 

Alf LaTell Co 
Bronaon A. Rene* 
Mltzl ft Royal C« 
McKag « Ardlne 
JuKSiinr Nelaoaa 
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2d half 
Shone ft Squirea 
Muuiv ft Llona 
Knox A Inmaa 
(Three to All) 

WATERLOO, LA. 
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2 Daveys 

Gordon ft Dalmar 

Gladya Delmar Co 

2d half 
Pierce ft Roslyn 
Danclnc Kennedys 
Hall Ermlnie A B 



Flaheriy A Stoning 
Babe MoRlc Co 
Jonea A Bradlor 
3 Saltos 




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68th St and 8th Ave.. New York 

1 and 1 ROOMS. PRIVATB BATH 
BPBCIAI. RATES TO PROFESSION 

PHONE COLUMBUS 1000 



HOTEL AMERICA 

145 W. 47th SL, N. Y. C. 



LARCE 
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A CHOP HOUSE 
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Clark A Roberta 
H Wlnnlfred A B 

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Cooper A Kennedy 
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Morley A Anger 
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Id half 
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Henry Sullivan 
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Clifton A Kramer 
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2d half 
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Mil* Marie A Pata 
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Flaherty A Stonlns 
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T M A S F.nt 
2d hair 
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Tha Revoltera 
Dave Manley 
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Capitol 

Corlne Arbuckle 
J A Kennedy Co 
La Cota A Byrnea 
RIalto Rev 
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2d half 
Jack Hanley 
Bronaon A Evana 
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DALLAS, TEX. 
Majeatle 

Lucille A Cockle 
Four Entertainera 
Fred llorrena Co 
Kt^nncdy A Martin 
The Scebarka 

FT, SMITH, ARK. 
Joio 

(18-17) 
Kate A Wiley 
A o Uuncan 
Four Foya 
W A M Rogers 
Pantheon SIngcra 
PT. WORTH. TEX. 

Majeatie 
S Lordana 
Hamilton A Bachar 
Robert H HodfO 
The Teat 
Tempoax A D'k'aoa 

GALVESTON. TEX. 

MaJeaMa 
Clirrord Wayne t 
EimoDda A Oraat 
l.a Uernlcia C« 
Marie Nordatrom 
McLallen A Saraa 

HOUSTON. TBX. 
Miijeatle 
Ward A Doolar 



Jean Sothern 
Melville A Rule 
B A L Fitzgibbona 

LITTLE R'K, ARK. 

Majestic 
I.a France Broi 
Hlckey A Hart 
Jo* Marka Co 
W A M Hogera 
Pantheon SIngcra 

2d half 
Rexu f 

.Tack Sidney 
Vaughn Comrort Co 
Murray A I.aVcre 
Vera Babina 

M'AL*TKR, OKLA 

Buaby 

Mack A I.aRue' 
Boeder A Arnixtr'g 
Tod Wat.son Rev 
Straw'a Orrhenfra 
Vlorenca Rayfleld 

MUBK'ORE OKLA. 

Palaeo 

(12 11) 

Kata A Wiley 
Lawla A Nnrtea 
Robiaoa A Pierce 
Reader A Armntr'g 
Tod Wataon'a Rer 



Shower la Every Rooan 
Er ery Room an Outatde Rooaa 

The Clarksburg Hotel 

KARL'O. DAVTR Manager 

Telephone 11X8. 341 W. Mala 8*. 

CLARKHRITRO. W. VA. 

Rate— Doable with Bath, $tJ» 

Slagle with Itoth, 81.M 

Weekly— Doable with Bath. $14.00 

Single with Ba««i, 80.00 



NEW ORL'NS. LA. 
MaJeaUe 

Tho Kitaroa 
Babcock A Dolly 
Marga Waldron 
Jean Buydell 
Harry Coleman Co 

OKLAHOMA CITT 
Orpheam 

Florence RayAeld 
.Straw's Orchestra 
5 Honey Uoya 
Smith A Cantor 
Joe Fanton Co 

Id half 
Watson's Doga 
Melroy Sisters 
Nowhorr & I'helpa 
Mary Eaves 
Frank Van Iloven 

S'N ANT-NIO, rx. 
Majeatie 

Clemona Billings Co 
Barrett A Cuneen 
Aunt Jemima 
Reed A LaVere 
Adams A T'ps'n Sis 

TULSA, OKLA. 
Orpheam 

Watson's Doga 



Melroy Sis 
Newhoff A Phalpa 
Mary Eaves 
Frank Van Hotod 

2d half 
Karl A Erma Greaa 
Tllyon A Rogers 
Lcwia A Norton 
Geo Toemana 
(One to All) 

WICHITA' FALLS 
Majeatie 

5 Bracks 
Perron* A Oliver 
Roblson A Pierce 
Bobby Henahaw 
Radio Fun 

WICHITA, KAN. 

Majeatie 

K A B Ordss 
Tllyou A Rogers 
Lllght's Melodyland 
4 Foya 

Mack La Rae 
2d half 

Puergeson A S 
Ian A Elinor 

6 Honey Boys 
Joe Fanton Co 
(One to All) 



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flltXDDOCK, PA. 
Capitol 

O Martin Co 
Tint A Williams 
Ralph RIckus 
2d half 
Down f red A B'm'n 
Tallman A Kerwln 
Hyland, Grant A H 

COVINGTON, KT. 
Liberty 

Cliffortl A Vance 
(Others to All) 

2d half 
Draper A Hendrie 
(Others to Alt) 

MANSFIELD, O. 

Opera House .. 

2d half 

O Martin Co 
Those 2 Boys 
Gen* Carroll 
(Two to All) 

MARION O. 
Oraad 

2d half 
4 OirtoB Oirla 
K "Peggy" Jonea 
Tint A Williams 



MASSILLt 
Lincoln 

2d half 
Dalley Bros 
B'tram & K.izton 
Melody A Tunes 

N'W K'S'OT'N, PA. 

Liberty 

Maidla DuFresne A 
Evans Bros. 

POBTHHOCTH, O. 
Law's Hollywood 

Naynon'a Birds 
Al (Jolem Co 
Gene -Carroll 
2d half 
Clifford A Vane* 
Dawn June Co 
Evana A Hoay 

SPRINGFIELD, O. 
tUgent 

I* A 8 Kellogg 
H A T ^\UliaIlvs 
B'tram A Saxton